scarab beetles http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/395/all en June Beetles and Night Lights http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/june-beetles-and-night-lights <p>This last weekend I&nbsp;stayed&nbsp;at Table Mountain campground&nbsp;in the Los Angeles National Forest and was visited by a group of beetles. No, not the British pop group out on a time-travelling-night-time-forest jaunt &ndash; though that would be blog worthy indeed.&nbsp;My camp buddies and I were visited by a&nbsp;gang of 40 adult male scarab beetles!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/camping%20beetles.JPG" /></p> <p>Three of the gang,&nbsp;hanging out on our picnic table. No they&#39;re not eating our hot dogs, they prefer pine needles</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/june-beetles-and-night-lights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/june-beetles-and-night-lights#comments BioSCAN Dale Habritter Los Angeles National Forest nigh lighting NightWatch Polyphylla decemlineata scarab beetles Table Mountain camp ground Ten-lined June Beetle Blog Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:58:55 +0000 Lila Higgins 811 at http://www.nhm.org/nature North Campus Unveiled with a Bang and a Bug! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/north-campus-unveiled-bang-and-bug <p>Yesterday, we unveiled the North Campus at a press preview! We wowed the press with our amazing scientists, Poppy the pond turtle from our Live Animal Program, and a gaggle of school children planting in the Home Garden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/north-campus-unveiled-bang-and-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/north-campus-unveiled-bang-and-bug#comments Cotinis mutabilis crawlybacks fig beetle fig eating beetle green fruit beetle grub japanese beetle junebug North Campus press preview scarab beetles Blog Sat, 21 Apr 2012 03:13:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 700 at http://www.nhm.org/nature