Sunday, November 2, 2008

Extraordinary Insect Collections From Around The World.




There is very little I find so beautiful as pinned insects in their boxes; I came across these wonderful images of extraordinary insect collections on a website called Kolbykirk.

The collections photographed: Top: the U.S. National Entomological Collection at the Smithsonian Institution; Middle: The Louisiana State Arthropod Museum; Bottom: The Victoria Museums Entomology Collection in Melbourne, Australia.

3 comments:

Pam said...

YAY! Love these. For those in NYC, there is a bit of a secret insect repository I highly recommend. Go to Evolution on Spring Street and ask to be taken to their insect room. It is around the corner, and by appointment only. And super super cool.

Kolby said...

Thanks for the link-back, Joanna. I love your site! You should know that the original posting is no longer on kolbykirk.com but on my newer site, bugshutterbug.com. (here's the link to the entry) Take care!

Anonymous said...

WOW! SUCH BEAUTY OF OUR PLANET.