A collection of beetles at the Insectarium de Montreal which I visited earlier this month. This picture was shot through the vitrine glass.

There are 350,000-400,000 described species of beetles; estimates suggest there may be a million or more species of them all told. These are just some of the most spectacular and shiny ones — jewels, predominately, of the tropics.

Some beetles captured by my lens can be seen here.

3 Responses to “Beetlemania”

  1. 1 taramoyle November 30, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I love, love, love Montreal’s Insectarium! Great beetle pic here.

    Here’s another cool beetle pic–a globe made from beetles at a Belgian museum:

  1. 1 Insectarium « Backyard and Beyond Trackback on December 2, 2011 at 6:02 pm

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