Aureumsolis dorsalis
Aureumsolis dorsalis
Aureumsolis dorsalis
Aureumsolis dorsalis
Aureumsolis dorsalis
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Aureumsolis dorsalis

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Aureumsolis dorsalis (Golden sun beetle) is a small flying beetle with finely patterned elytra and golden wings. They can be found feeding on flower nectar and pollen of flowering trees. They prefer flowers and fruit that are bright golden colours. They are active day flyers, the females seek out areas of bright sunshine to lay their eggs. They are mainly a pale gold, with pale golden sparkly wing cases, light amber legs, amber antennae and shimmering gold wings. This species is 7.5cm long (3") x 5cm wide (2") x 5cm tall (2"). As they spend their days searching for sunshine, they are more often seen in Summer months, although they are known to bask on windowsills on clear blue days in Winter and Spring.

This beetle is completely stitched by hand. Its body is woollen felt, stuffed with pure wool. Its wing covers (elytra!) are richly embroidered with cotton and silk threads and tiny beads over silk. Under the elytra are delicate golden wings of metallic sheer silk. The antenna and legs are wire, hand wound with cotton threads. It is embellished over its thorax with beads and thread. Many careful hours of stitching went into creating this beetle.

The beetles are designed as delightful shelf ornaments. They contain wires and delicate fabrics that make them completely unsuitable as toys.

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