Tuesday, September 6, 2011
"The most common specimens today are dead ones, mounted and dipped in alcohol to retain the beautiful, natural color and markings of the live creature."
Ugh, isn't that just the sickest thing to read? That came off one of the websites about "bugs". I agree about the beautiful, natural color but I saw one when it was alive and I hope that I rescued it! I found that many people upon finding one will keep it in a box and try to feed it and keep it. Yes, it is beautiful but shouldn't we just try to let things live and not try to keep them just to look at them? I loved the info from this website http://www.beetleidentification.net/
There, you see the things you can learn when you try to rescue a "bug"? Oh, and that is a female that I found a photo for you...the colors were better. You can see a male one on any of the bug sites.