Hymenoptera species assorted
Frame: 14x20xD3cm Made from recycled products.
Species of wasp showing the smaller male and larger female. Wasps are a diverse group with over 100,000 described species. Wasps have 3 main body parts with several simple eyes. They generally do not have a fur-like covering of soft hairs as bees do,so pollen does not stick to them so they are not regarded as pollinators. People are most often stung in late summer, when wasp colonies stop breeding new workers; the existing workers search for sugary foods and are more likely to come into contact with humans; if people then respond aggressively, the wasps sting. Wasp nests made in or near houses, such as in roof spaces, can present a danger as the wasps may sting if people come close to them. Stings are usually painful rather than dangerous, but in rare cases people may suffer life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
Framed Insects / butterflies are a natural product and as such small imperfections may occur. All the insects are permanently and professionally mounted to the backboard and cannot be removed without causing damage to the butterfly specimen. Our black frames are not made from real wood. Ethical concerns over deforestation in many third world countries has led us to pioneer the use of timber substitute framing. All frames have glass fronts with a hook ready to hang. All butterflies, other insects and arachnids are REAL! We do not alter, enhance or otherwise modify their natural colour. Website images are as close as possible to true likeness. Some sizings of insect in frame maybe approximate. Care of your framed insects All frames are fumigated and are professionally prepared. As this is a natural product book lice may occur in your frame. Book lice are present in most environments, do not carry disease and are best dealt with by following the instructions below. These tiny insects can be detected by black dust underneath the bug. If this occurs immediately place frame inside a plastic bag and put into freezer for a minimum of 72 hours. If you have a collection constant monitoring is highly recommended to avoid these tiny insects attacking your specimen. Keep framed specimens out of direct sunlight and keep in low humid areas. This will prevent mould and help prevent book lice. Correct care for your framed insect specimen will ensure many years of enjoyment.