Friday, January 17, 2003

Pretty Beetles

"Poul Beckmann presents stunning close-up studio photographs of one of the most varied and beautiful families of species on the planet, the Beetles." The Metallic Wood-Boring Beetles are my favourites - and this one is particularly freaky-looking. [via dublog]

When my little sister and I were growing up, we used to collect rhinoceros beetles (the males are the ones with big horns) from around the gas compressor engines - they would fly in at night and get stuck in the oil. I only have one that is still intact, but we still have necklaces of beetles like these, made by the native Amazonians. Cool.

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