These vibrant and energetic insects look pretty lively considering Dutch artist Nicolaas Struyck most likely worked from dead specimens.
Art and science at the time were not separate disciplines, and Struyck was actually neither professional artist, nor scientist. He was a noted mathematician and made these highly skilled amateur drawings as a hobby.
Four Beetles and a Flying Stink Bug, 1715, Nicolaas Struyck, Dutch, pen and black ink, watercolor, gouache, gold paint with white gouache heightening, and pen and brown iron-gall ink. J. Paul Getty Museum.