Gorgeous Bugs Made from Trash, Vintage Junk, and Books

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Just look at these Frankenstein-ed “bugs” from British artist Mark Oliver! The creepy crawly little sculptures are immaculate. The artist defines The Litter Bug as “a creature whose instinctual and physical qualities have adapted so uniquely to the modern urban environment that it has rendered itself, by nature of camouflage, virtually invisible in its normal habitat.” Spotted by Designboom, check out a few examples of the genus of carabid and terrestrial detritus. What do you think Darwin would have made of these steampunk beauties?

Frequency Moth. Image credit: Mark Oliver

Lamp Fly. Image credit: Mark Oliver

Passion Fly. Image credit: Mark Oliver

Magneto Beetle. Image credit: Mark Oliver

Conductor Bug. Image credit: Mark Oliver

Muscle Bug. Image credit: Mark Oliver

Gullet Beetle. Image credit: Mark Oliver

Brake Bug. Image credit: Mark Oliver

Cerebellum Bug. Image credit: Mark Oliver

Curio Bug. Image credit: Mark Oliver

Fleeting Dragonfly. Image credit: Mark Oliver

Leatherback Beetle. Image credit: Mark Oliver