The Montreal Insectarium is filled with both live and still insect exhibits.
This tiger water beetle was ripping a cricket to shreds when I walked by.
Many of the beetles under glass were larger than my palm.
Many of the tropical insects displayed amazing colors, but my guess is that the shiny shell is more for cleanliness in a humid climate than to look striking.
This was one of the largest-bodied beetles under the glass.
And for no particular reason, I snapped this one’s photo as well.