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Beetle Mania

Detail from a piece in Marley’s signature line, the Coleoptera Mosaics. The species he uses in this series speak to the diverse range of beetles (Coleoptera) worldwide, although he often includes some true bugs (Scutelleridae) as well. Photo: Christopher Marley

Amazon wood-boring beetle. French Guiana.

Photo: Christopher Marley

“Prism #2,” various beetles, from Australia, Bacan, France, Irian, Jaya, Java, Sulawesi, Thailand.

Photo: Christopher Marley

“Sagra Spectrum” illustrates the stunning color variation that can be found in a single species of frog-leg beetle, from Thailand and Indonesia.

Photo: Christopher Marley

Another frog-leg beetle, this one from Boreo.

Photo: Christopher Marley