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Proof that heat’ll bring out the Christmas Beetle

“Goliath Beetle” (1767) by Sydney Parkinson; gouache on vellum, 32×25.5cm National Library of Australia picture collection. Sydney Parkinson (1745 – 26 January 1771) was a Scottish Quaker, botanical illustrator and natural history artist. He was employed by Joseph Banks to … Continue reading

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