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Onthophagus elegans

The Natural History Museum of Berlin is digitizing specimens from its collection including Onthophagus elegans.

Credit: Museum of Natural History, Berlin

In a brightly lit room on the third floor of the Museum of Natural History here, stacks of wooden drawers are covered in glass, some panes so dusty that it is difficult to discern exactly what’s inside. When the glass is removed, rows of carefully pinned insects are revealed, gleaming in brilliant colors like precious jewels.

From The New York Times
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