Overall, the insects (Everywhere) "God has an inordinate fondness for beetles" The cave beetle with her sensory chitin case breathed in the air from the water and peered through her eyes at the sun. Rhantus papuanis lived in trees, a rust-colored jewel with ochre bands. One day she climbed to the treetops and thrust her haggard horns at the sky. Who did she talk to there? What stellar jungle did she see? The scarab beetle, so reasoned the Egyptians, rolls her ball of dung until she disappears it in the ground just as the sun emerges and vanishes each day. She travels by the moon and stars, drawn by the Milky Way. The Mono Lake Diving Beetle bearing the sun on her broad back dove beneath miles of Sierra granite and sent the solar disc across the underworld to emerge in the calderas of Hokkaido. The Saproxylic beetle of old Europe ate decaying wood and shat out soil to make the fertile substrates of empire. Now, she has flown off to the stars.