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!


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!


  1. Didn’t I see that in an episode of Doctor Who?

  2. The 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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