Advertisement Hello, This past week I went with my class on a trip to our nations's capitol, Washington D.C. Among the things we did, we got a chance to briefly visit the Smithsonian museums, and I headed straight for the Museum of Natural history, in particular, the bug zoo. This is not the first time I've been, however, they had greatly expanded their collection since the last time I visited. I decided to take some pics to share on here, and encourage anyone who ever happens to be in that area to visit it. These are only the specimens that decide to be photogenic, they had many more animals, they just didn't want to cooperate with my camera. Fist, a vinegaroon: Then, they had a very nice setup with various darkling beetle species: They had an aquatic setup with various diving beetles and water scorpions: This was one monster of a wolf spider: B. smithi Everyone's favorite dinner-plate sized tarantula, good ole T. blondi Some assorted Phasmids: Some A. gigas: A very impressive stag beetle: And to top it off, some dead-leaf mantises: So, if you're ever near the D.C. area, the bug zoo is definitely somewhere to check out.