9 Replies to “I is for Insects”

  1. The beetle collection was on display at the Botanical Gardens in Montreal. They are wonderfully jewel-like. There have been times in the past when these iridescent beetle wings have been embroidered onto dresses with stunning effect for haute couture – but devastation of the species. NB Just discovered that people are still doing it – using beetle wings on clothing.

  2. Oh. My. God! The dress from 1860s was very beautiful and I guess you’d assume that attitudes were different back then but I was horrified that you can still buy a packet of beetle wings to sew into clothes!??!!

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