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Beetles are one of the most diverse and fascinating insects on our planet. There are more types of beetle on earth than any other animal, and these amazing creatures live in almost every environment except the open ocean.
See different methods of how beetles are imaged and how the order known as 'coleoptera' has been portrayed in popular culture, science and myth in this exhibition produced in partnership with Plymouth University.
The exhibition will also use two important contributors to the Museum's natural history collections to illustrate how beetles have been studied in recent decades.
The first is Jack Spittle, who donated a number of beetles preserved in alcohol along with notebooks and illustrations to the Museum. The second is James Higman Keys, whose pinned beetle collection contains over 30,000 different specimens.
The collection is the most well-researched natural history collection at the Museum and has been described as probably the most comprehensive collection of beetles from South West Britain.
Family-friendly summer holiday activities on 25 July, 7, 21 and 23 August 2012
Date: Saturday, July 07, 2012
Repeats: Every Day until Saturday, September 08, 2012
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