Lovely beetles

science

When I was looking for a picture of a particular species of beetle yesterday, I came across this wonderful site, full of exquisite photographs of beetles. My favourite is this fantastic, metallic number. A little tip: any beetle with a species name which includes gloriosa, sumptuosa, pulchra or resplendens is likely to be a bit of a stunner.

Any mention of beetles always reminds me of JBS Haldane's famous quote:

What has the study of biology taught you about the Creator, Dr. Haldane?" "I'm not sure, but He seems to be inordinately fond of beetles."

[via Evelyn C Leeper's Quote file]

Update: I spoke a little too soon. I had to repost this entry when I discovered that all sorts of Bad Things™ happen when you try to mix the MT-Textile way of specifying links and the normal HTML method. Must never do that again.

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