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Chance to learn more about beetles
A NEW exhibition in Salisbury will explore the characteristics of beetles.
Despite the contribution they have made to the health of the biosphere, entomologist Michael Darby feels little is known about beetles, and they do not feature on school curriculums.
His exhibition Facing Up To Beetles: The Entomologist’s Perspective, features prints, some more than 6ft long, presenting beetles as individuals with unique characteristics.
Dr Darby spent 25 years at the V & A Museum in London and took early retirement in 1990 to pursue his life-long fascination with beetles.
He is a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, a council member of the British Entomological and Natural History Society and Wiltshire County Recorder.
The exhibition is sponsored by Malthouse Books and supported by Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Wiltshire Natural History Publications Trust and Salisbury Printing, which has produced many of the images.
It will be at the Young Gallery at Salisbury Library from December 1 to January 2.