In 1990, my great friend Rich Cunningham and I decided to start a newsletter about scarab beetles. Both of us were avid amateur collectors, and there were so many hints, notices, book reviews, collecting reports, travelogues and such to write about, why not? Originally printed only on paper, our newsletter, called Scarabs, was mailed to enthusiasts primarily in California. Now, 74 issues later, we have an editor from France, and we are still publishing. We gave issue #15 (November, 2004) a facelift including a new logo which has endured to this day. It is free, and is hosted by two websites: The Coleopterists Society (http://coleopsoc.org/default.asp?Action=Show_Resources&ID=Scarabs) and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (http://museum.unl.edu/research/entomology/Scarabs-Newsletter.htm). In this same issue I posted a photo of myself with two friends from work, Sue and Charissa.
This innocent photo led to a brainstorm. Why not include photos of pretty ladies to add interest and color to the pages? Great idea, but what was to be the reason for including such photos? This led to brainstorm #2: the newsletter would have beautiful "employees." What follows are some actual images taken from past issues, in no particular order.