A recent review showcases the myriad ways insects can serve as an artistic medium. Explore some of these examples, ranging from beeswax sculptures to scale-insect dyes.
Entomologists and art conservators at a museum in Taiwan studied the infestation of more than 80 paintings by drugstore beetles (Stegobium paniceum), in hopes of developing improved pest management and conservation practices.
The inclusion of entomology in art, and vice versa, can reach new audiences and provide new insights for both fields.
Some insects look like science-fiction stars precisely because the creative minds behind popular entertainment look to insects to spark their imagination.