A Box of Beetles; 100 Beautiful Postcards
by Patrice Bouchard
Beetles are ravishingly beautiful and engagingly odd, often at the same time. A Box of Beetles offers you 100 examples of the most striking species in the world, photographed in high resolution and exquisite color. From the glittering metallic rose beetles that were worn by the Etruscans as jewelry, to the enormous (and aptly named) Titan beetle, which is almost 8 inches long, and strong enough to snap a pencil in half with its jaws. Each card has a gorgeous photograph on the front, and a brief description of the beetle on the back, including the genus and species. Flip through this pack of cards and marvel at its inhabitants, then choose your favorites to send, or display.
About the author:
Patrice Bouchard is a research scientist and curator of Coleoptera at the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes. He is the coauthor of Family-Group Names in Coleoptera, and the award-winning Tenebrionid Beetles of Australia. Bouchard serves on the editorial boards of The Canadian Entomologist, ZooKeys, and Zoological Bibliography.
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