Join the “Beetle Mania” BioQuest


A top-ranked QuestaGamer, Grisper, takes us on a taxonomic adventure, explaining why we shouldn't call beetles 'bugs' - just in time for the Beetle Mania bioQuest.


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    FREE to participate! For your chance to win, simply submit sightings of beetles with the QuestaGame app between 6-22 April, 2018. Or you can ID beetle sightings through QuestaGame's Bio-Expertise Engine.


    Champion Spotter

    Highest overall score for an individual based on sightings submitted.

    Prize:  TBA

    Champion Identifier

    Highest score from correct IDs provided by an individual (through the in-game QuestaLab or the QuestaGame's Bio-Expertise Engine) during the competition and until the time that all competition sightings have been verified.

    Prize:  TBA

    Best Find

    Highest scoring individual sighting.

    Prize: TBA

    Best Photo

    As judged by QuestaGame staff.

    Prize:  TBA

    Active Members Prize Draw

    One QuestaGame member,  who has submitted at least 3 beetle sightings within the competition period, drawn at random. Learn more about becoming a member...

    Prize: TBA 


    Know your beetles from your bugs?

    That's great! Then why not identify coleoptera sightings through the Bio-Expertise Engine? You'll be helping budding naturalists learn, and ensuring high quality data for research (see QuestaGame's data on You'll could even win the Champion Identifier prize!

    And why not choose your favourite conservation organisation through our Pays to Know Nature Fund, and you'll be earning them rewards for each correct ID you provide.

    BioQuesting with QuestaGame will empower you to experience, learn about, and protect the diversity of life on Earth. You'll be taken on an adventure into nature, where you'll see the life around you in a whole new light.

    • experience nature on real outdoor adventures.

    • learn secrets of the life around you with expert feedback on all your sightings.

    • help protect the environment 

      • your sightings will contribute to biodiversity research.

      • your correct IDs will help support QuestaGame's environmental partners (learn how).

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