Why study beetles? The practical reason is the more you know about beetles in general the more prepared you are to handle a population explosion of one particular species that threatens a commercially important tree or plant. The religious reason is Yahweh spent more time designing different varieties of beetle than other types of animal. They must be his unacknowledged favourites. Mimicking beetle behaviour, e.g. eating dung, Isaiah 36:12, may be the key to currying his favour.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69) An Inordinate Fondness For Beetles