It’s Not Eureka! But That’s Beautiful!

Isaac Asimov, the science fiction novelists, reportedly once said that *The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the once that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny!”

The theme in this blogpost is “That’s beautiful!” Beauty can be a great inspiration and a powerful motivator.¬† In the last years several articles have been written about teh improantce of teaching chidlren to care for nature. That is great. But we also need to find ways to motivate adults and politicians to care about nature.

Bugs and beetles may be small but they are a great tools to practice observing nature. Here are some stunning colourful examples that may inspire you to look at insects.

Let’s start with a beetle that is found in at least my backgarden. Always welcome and much loved.



Image: by yokohamayomama. The Most Beautiful Bug I’ve Ever Found.

The Frog-legged Leaf Beetle (Sagra buqueti) looks like iridescent  sparkling wrapping paper. This colourful beetle is found in jungles in Souteast Asia.