Fake Bugs Published as Living Specimens

Several Film Flies replica insect were widely published, in a lavish hard bound book, Atlas of Creation, and presented as purportedly real living creatures, to be compared with fossilized specimens, to disprove evolution.

I'm sure the publisher was perplexed upon realizing the bugs are instead realistic insect replicas.


Caddis Fly published in The Atlas of Creation

Caddis, with fishing hook intact

realistic Caddisfly

Original photo

Makes one wonder what the person erasing the background thought the hook was?

Mayfly published in The Atlas of Creation


red spider published in The Atlas of Creation

This red spider was originally created for a Hardy-Greys advertisement

Hardy Greys spider ad

Where realistic art comes to life