The Beetle Treehouse

David R. Maddison


Welcome to the Beetle Treehouse!

It's still very much under construction, so be careful where you walk: there might still be holes in the floor!

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A ground beetle, Ceroglossus ochsenii, © David R. Maddison

Portfolio Pages

Amazing Beetles
Beetles are amazing and very cool - this page shows some of them.
What's this?
Take a look under the treehouse's microscope, and see parts of beetles that look bizarre - and see if you can guess what you are looking at!
Beetle Mysteries
There are many things about beetles we just don't understand. Here are a few of them.
Beetle Quotes
Things famous people have said about beetles.

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About This Page

David R. Maddison
Oregon State University

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