Pretty Beetles
March 8, 2005 9:22 AM   Subscribe

Is this connected to the similar feature in National Geographic a year or two ago?
posted by me3dia at 9:32 AM on March 8, 2005

Those are really gorgeous. Thank you.
posted by Dr. Wu at 9:39 AM on March 8, 2005

posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 9:57 AM on March 8, 2005

Excellent. I love drawing these kinds of things and this is going to be a wonderful resource...
posted by Specklet at 10:14 AM on March 8, 2005

me3dia, I couldn't find any mention of Poul Beckmann or his photography in the National Geographic site, but I did find several beetle related features with photographs. The National Geographic photography is by David Hawks.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:26 AM on March 8, 2005

posted by Gyan at 10:31 AM on March 8, 2005

Pretty, indeed! Cheers!
posted by carter at 10:34 AM on March 8, 2005

posted by rooftop secrets at 10:45 AM on March 8, 2005

Was it Haldane who answered the question about what his studies of nature revealed by saying. 'God must have an inordinant fondness for beetles' ?
posted by X4ster at 10:50 AM on March 8, 2005

Found it; An inordinant fondness
posted by X4ster at 10:56 AM on March 8, 2005

Wow. Thanks, lovely.
posted by tr33hggr at 11:51 AM on March 8, 2005

Nice! Thanks.
posted by dazed_one at 12:20 PM on March 8, 2005

I'm also a big fan of The Esquisite Anatomy of Insects and Spiders (get it now while it's remaindered) and An Inordinate Fondness For Beetles. More beetle discussion, and links, can be found here.
posted by box at 1:21 PM on March 8, 2005

This one is like a rock
posted by srboisvert at 2:54 PM on March 8, 2005

Yes these are great photos of beautiful creatures, thanks for posting this monju_bosatsu .

I've seen decorative pieces made by native Americans from the wing covers of metalic wood boring beetles.
posted by X4ster at 3:15 PM on March 8, 2005

Excellent, but it's the title that really makes the post.

(p.s. no way this is real, He Man used to fight these things)
posted by NinjaPirate at 1:28 AM on March 9, 2005

Never thought I'd find myself admiring a dung beetle. But here I am. Wow.
posted by spooman at 11:48 PM on April 6, 2005

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