Specimen from 1909,
Barakhpur, West Bengal
Long-horned beetle Rosalia formosa
At the turn of the 20th century, this gorgeous orange-black insect skittered through the foliage in the tropical state of West Bengal before it was collected to be preserved and studied. The long-horned beetle’s one fascinating characteristic is its long antennae that stretch far beyond its body length. However, for this particular specimen, the antennae have diminished over time to the length you see here.