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Roger B. ADMIN February 3, 2010
POOL CLEANING: Coleoptera not Hemiptera, please!

Group Description

An English cleric once asked the noted evolutionist J.B.S. Haldane what could be inferred about the Creator from the works of nature. Haldane is reported to have replied, "An inordinate fondness for beetles."

With more than 350,000 known species, the beetles are the most diverse order of animals on the planet. This group is for photos that celebrate the fabulous diversity of beetles (Order: Coleoptera) in all their weird and wonderful forms.

"An inordinate fondness for beetles" is also the name of book by Arthur V. Evans, Charles L. Bellamy and Lisa Charles Watson.

***Please note: Any pictures of non-coleopteran insects or Volkswagen Beetles will be removed!

This Flickr group is a member of The Beetle Ring

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Group Rules

Welcome to An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles!

This group is for insect photos of the Order Coleoptera, "Beetles", only. Please do not post non-beetle photos here.


If you're unsure how to distinguish a beetle (Coleoptera) from other insects, see the discussion here!

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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