As I frequently talk about my love of everything creepy and crawly on this blog, it’s appropriate that I would celebrate my recently completed collection of “Real Life Bugs” from National Geographic. The series has been going for a while, since last year, but we recently got the last few bugs and assembled them all in the display cases.
While some of the bugs are really great, such as the first scorpion they had, the quality of the individual critters can be very sketchy at times. In particular, some bugs like the Red Jewel Beetle had a lot of trouble coming through with their spectacular natural color intact. On the other hand, some other bugs were truly spectacular and are just about perfect, like the Flower Mantis.