From an article in the Fall 2005 Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine by Peter Nichols entitled "Creative License:"
A cleric once asked J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964), the British population geneticist, what he might infer about the deity, based on his lifetime of close observation of the natural world. Haldane replied that the creator seemed to have "an inordinate fondness for beetles." Entomologists have described and named more than 350,000 species of coleoptera since 1758. "One of every five species of living organisms - which includes plants, animals, bacteria, fungi and everything else - is a beetle," says Jason Weintraub, entomology collection manager at Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences.