I am an artist in the UK and a little bit obsessed with insects! So a few years ago I tried to recreate my favourite specimens using recycled paper, wire and thread. I now have a collection of around 100 different species and am still adding to it! The insects are all hand cut using a scalpel and some of them are embroidered by hand to create their patterns and textures.
Scarab beetle- This beetle is also known as the Shining Leaf Chafer Beetle. It is known for it's vibrant, shiny color. While scarab beetles are common in Egyptian myths, this particular specimen is from the Southwestern United States where it is considered an agricultural pest.