Blue Death Feigning Beetle Patch
This darkling beetle is a true survivor in the harsh deserts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is most active at dawn and dusk when temperatures are more forgiving. The beetle opportunistically scavenges on any available plant or animal matter. Unlike many of its relatives, it cannot emit a defensive odor against predators. Instead, it flips over and "plays dead," causing predators that hunt live prey, like spiders, to often lose interest.
The female lays eggs in whatever humid substrate she can find. The grubs (larvae) feed on decaying matter, pupate in the soil, and eventually emerge as adults. If they reach adulthood, these hardy insects can live for 8 years or more.
Our embroidered beetle patch measures 4" tall. Iron on HIGH.
Originally from the June 2023 Bug Box.
One bag to rule them all
Take your collection on the road
A bold, modern way to display your enamel treasures.
Sturdy shoulder straps, zipper closure, and easy access to your pin display give this unisex bag enduring appeal, while the minimalist look puts your pins at center stage.
Our limited edition bags are proudly made in the USA and come with numbered hard enamel snail pins.
Take your collection to the next level - out your door, for a day or night on the town.
- Fully designed and made in the USA
- 100% cotton canvas fabric / vegan-friendly
- Ample room for a laptop, records, or your daily haul
- External D-ring for keys
- Built-in liner and cover secure with Velcro
- Black bag comes with exclusive black snail logo pin / white comes with white. (Other pins not included.)
DISPLAY MODEL bag has been used and handled at in-person events &has light wear on the plastic window, and is therefore offered at a discount. This is our last in-stock bag for the season.
- Height: 16.5"
- Width: 15.75"
- Shoulder strap height: 12.5"