May is “Behind the Scenes” month on Insect of the Week, featuring images of the collection rooms.

Undergraduate intern Stephanie is transferring beetles in the family Scarabaeidae into insect unit trays and drawers. The insects were donated to the Field Museum by a collector who specialized in beetle specimens over 5cm long. The large beetles pictured are Hercules beetles, subfamily Dynastinae. Dynastes hercules and are found in the rainforests of Central and South America.

© The Field Museum, Photographer James H. Boone, Zoology - Division of Insects 2012
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