80 Beetles

Here’s a cool animated gif I found at Tacky Raccoons.

About Ted C. MacRae

Ted C. MacRae is a research entomologist by vocation and beetle taxonomist by avocation. Areas of expertise in the latter include worldwide jewel beetles (Buprestidae) and North American longhorned beetles (Cerambycidae). More recent work has focused on North American tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) and their distribution, ecology, and conservation.
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13 Responses to 80 Beetles

  1. Bunk Strutts says:

    If you want to see them all, I made a beetle highway out of the still shots before I made the .gif. I think the originals came from NatGeog, but I posted the link where I found them.
    http://tackyraccoons.com/2011/07/17/meet-the-beetles/

  2. david winter says:

    This should be an ID challenge – how many can you get down to family on one viewing of the full 80!

  3. zachynyoga says:

    Amazing photos, can’t decide which one is my favorite. It’s addictive watching them, you can’t stop staring at them as the flash by at 100mph.

    • No doubt which is my favorite—Calodema ribbei (flashing yellow, blue and red buprestid beetle)! Of course, it took several sessions watching them flash by at 100 mph before I could decide that!

  4. Try watching this animation while listening to “Woo-Hoo” (1959, by the Rock-a-Teens)!

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