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->''"There is a story, possibly apocryphal, of the distinguished British biologist, J. B. S. Haldane, who found himself in the company of a group of theologians. On being asked what one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation, Haldane is said to have answered, 'An inordinate fondness for beetles.'"''
-->-- '''G. E. Hutchinson''', President, American Society of Naturalists, in a speech to the Society's annual meeting

Characters who have a great curiosity and interest in beetles. Very common in anime.

See also BugCatching, FriendToBugs.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The Aburame Clan in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' not only has interest in beetles, they literally become homes for them, controlling the beetles in exchange for their own chakra.
* Luffy in ''Manga/OnePiece'' shows a keen interest in beetles in the Skypeia arc.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, there's a kid dressed as a samurai (in fact, Samurai ''is'' the name he goes by) who catches Bug types. He uses a Metapod[[note]]which are cocoon like Pokemon that know one harmless technique[[/note]] and a Pinsir[[note]]which is like a giant gnarly stag beetle of a Pokemon[[/note]].
* Ryuuto from the [[HorrorAnimeAndManga horror manga]] ''Manga/{{Region}}'', who is willing to risk bullying from his classmates and elementary school teacher over his refusal to let them kill the insect collection they were keeping as a class project. This leads to him sleeping with the insects in his bed to help them stay warm, much to his unsuspecting sister's chagrin.
* ''SamuraiChamploo'' has Sumo Beetle!
* Weevil Underwood in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' uses a deck that specializes in Insect monsters.
* In the 2009 anime of ''TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'', during the summer GroundhogDayLoop, Haruhi leads the group on beetle hunting (and she wins every time).
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', Amadeus Arkham inherited his obsession with beetles from his mother, who ingested them because they symbolized rebirth (it bears mentioning that Arkham's entire family was ''insane'').
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[[folder:Literature]]
* On ''Literature/{{Gor}}'', the only thing that can kill a Priest-King is basically a giant beetle, which the Priest-Kings keep around for when they tire of life. The beetles have an aroma that's overwhelmingly enticing to a Priest-King.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Last Continent'', the god of evolution is all about beetles.
* ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': As a child, Jacen Solo had a fascination with beetles.
** In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: The Swarm'' it's noted that some of the [[InsectoidAliens S'krrr]], particularly Vroon, all but worship drog beetles.
* ''TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' (1876): in chapter 5 Tom plays with a beetle while in church. The other worshipers and even a dog get into the act.
* Carl Meredith from [[AnneOfGreenGables ''Rainbow Valley'' and ''Rilla of Ingleside'']]
* One of the first things we find out about [[TheChroniclesofNarnia Eustace Clarence Scrubb]] is that he "liked animals, especially beetles, if they were dead and pinned on a card".
* In ''Something Fresh'', the first of Creator/PGWodehouse's ''Literature/BlandingsCastle'' novels, J. Preston Peters is fanatical about scarabs and has a large collection. When Lord Emsworth absent-mindedly takes one home, it becomes the MacGuffin for the rest of the story.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* On ''Series/{{CSI}}'', Gil Grissom's specialism is forensic entomology, and enthusing about the particular species of bugs crawling all over the Corpse of the Week is one of his many NightmareFetishist traits.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'': Agitha has Link collect bugs for her in exchange for items.
** The Beggar from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' is so completely obsessed with beetles he will pay crazy amounts of money every time someone brings him one. You can exploit a design flaw in the game (whereby ''one'' beetle turns into ''three'' when released from its bottle) to get very rich very quickly.
** Strich, one of Groose's lackeys from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', is also insect-obsessed.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'', it's implied that Beedle is (true to his name) a beetle lover. Indeed, in ''Skyward Sword'', he has his own beloved pet beetle (despite it [[LegacyCharacter not technically being the same Beedle]].)
* ''Mushiking''
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' was inspired by its creator's insect-collecting hobby. There are also the Bug Catcher and Bug Maniac trainer classes that can be fought.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''/''Crystal'' has the Gym Leader Bugsy who specializes in using Bug type pokemon.
*** Naturally, he reprises the same role in ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''/''Platinum'' has the Bug type specialist Aaron as the first member of Sinnoh's Elite Four.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has Burgh as another Bug type specialist Gym Leader. Also, the Unova champion Alder is not officially identified as a Bug specialist, but three of the six Pokémon on his team are Bug types.
* Booster from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' is a beetle enthusiast, and has his lackeys go out and collect them for him. Mario can also collect beetles for coins, and there's a purchasable mini-game called Beetle Mania.
* Sig from ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo''.
-->'''Ringo''': This easygoing boy with a faint smell of beetles!
-->'''Sig''': Oh, I found a bug.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Dr Tarsus Beetle from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' chose a stylized beetle as his emblem, [[SigilSpam present all over his city]], Beetleburg.
* In ''TheWaterPhoenixKing'', Gilgam has quite a few beetles decorating his equipment. His pauldrons, the large pin which unfolds into a collar that connects them over his warmer-weather gear, the charge crystals for his gun, are all scarab-shaped, and his riding-beast is a robot that looks like a cross between an ant and a beetle of some sort. [[AncientEgypt It makes sense...]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the animated series at least, beetles are the favorite treat of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', probably a less nasty alternative to the blowfly and cockroach we see him eat in the movie.
* Nadine from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' was a complete bug maniac and spoke of her love of beetles at least once.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Some of CharlesDarwin's earliest interests were in beetles. Of course, it wasn't until he started looking at finches that he put his name down in history, but things might have been different if Darwin wasn't so interested in beetles. To give an example of how strong his obsession with beetles and beetle collecting was, once as a young man he was returning home after collecting beetles in the woods when he came across a bombardier beetle. Even though he was already out of room to carry it, he was determined to bring it home with him and attempted to carry it in his mouth. Naturally, this resulted in him discovering what being sprayed in the mouth by a bombardier beetle was like, and the resulting effects caused him to lose both the bombardier and all the other beetles he'd collected. He described the event with great enthusiasm in his diary.
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