Monday, February 9, 2009

Scarabaeidae

I've decided to start a series in which I take photos of specimens that intrigue me in the Lyman Museum on campus. This time I forgot to keep track of the names of the specimens as I photographed them, but I will in the future.

Today I went exploring amongst the cabinets of Scarabaeidae - scarab beetles







This is just a tiny sampling from the 7 cabinets of scarab beetles - according to the museum records, they have 25,877 specimens from this family. They certainly hold the potential for much plushie inspiration.

9 comments:

TotusMel said...

...mush plushie inspiration, indeed. I can't wait!

membracid said...

ooooh, SHINY!

Laura said...

Hi there.
I'm WingedWolve from DeviantART.
I just lóve these pictures you took. Scarabeas are so pretty and different.
Some of those specimens colours...they're so pretty and shiney they almost look like someone painted on their shields in stead of them really looking like that...

Insects and reptiles really fascinate me. They're awesome.

I can't wait till you post more pictures!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I LOVE your blog Brigette!! I am a wierd bug lady myself. LOL!! Love that name. I live in South Africa and have found a whole new world in bugs this past year and a half since I started photographing them. I definitely need to come and spend more time on your page browsing. Thanks for making me not feel I am wierd by being another inscect lover.
Joan

KaHolly said...

There are a few of us out there, Joan!! Gorgeous photos, Brigette. Truly amazing little critters. You are so talented.

UNEARTHED said...

these photographs are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I love them!

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