is there really anything else that must be said? bugbackpack

Waggle of the antennae to Giroofasaurus-vexed for finding this!  Apparently it’s a photoshop job, and not a real backpack. But if I’m wrong about that, please let me know!

EDITED TO ADD:

Hey, apparently this is possibly related to Dr. Who.  However, it is my professional entomological opinion that this is not the Time Beetle, but a different species. Neener.

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!

9 Comments

  1. Didn’t I see that in an episode of Doctor Who? http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Turn_Left

  2. The time beetle?
    http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Time_beetle

    I bow before your superior nerdity.

  3. Oh, and the time beetle appears to have been a Lucanid–this one seems to be a scarab.

    Shoot, if you’d told me there were insects in Dr. Who, I’d have tried harder to see it!

  4. I’m far too ticklish to have a backpack poking me in the ribs like that.

  5. They’re on Netflix. This episode’s in season 4. If it’s any consolation, the beetle spent most of the episode invisible.

  6. I don’t care if it is Dr. Who or not, photoshopped or not, someone MUST start making these (scarab form please – much cooler looking!). I can see whole line of exoskeleton bags, maybe a clutch purse in the form of of Cucujus clavipes, for example.

  7. It would also make a fab hydration pack in AZ!

  8. I just showed this picture to my 8 year old niece and she totally wants one. We’re all disappointed that it’s a photoshop job! Bug Girl, maybe you should start a beetle bag business to boost the Michigan economy.

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