Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (acrylic technique)
Thanks for the submission Mafalda!
A class proyect made with wax crayons. Thirty insects.
Un trabajo de clase hecho con Ceras Manley. Treinta insectos.
Moths, caterpillars and pupa (1824) by Karl Brodtmann. Taken from Naturhistorische Bilder Gallerie aus dem Theirreiche (Natural History Picture Gallery of the Animal Kingdom).
The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is one of the largest mantids in the world. Females can grow up to 10cm in length (4”), and are capable of preying on small vertebrates such as frogs, lizards, and even the occasional hummingbird.
The “pupils” that you might see on the eyes of some invertebrates are actually an optical illusion. The facets of the compound eye directly facing you will appear as dark spots, which seem to “follow” you as you change position, giving the slightly eerie impression that it’s always staring right at you.
Painted in Photoshop, 2007.
Drawing of a Carabid beetle from South America, the first illustration Venable created in tone on the computer, in 1992, using Adobe Photoshop version 2. The image was rendered entirely using a mouse, as pressure sensitive graphics tablets had not yet been invented; there were no layers and only one “undo.” It was created for the research of Dr. Terry L. Erwin of the Department of Entomology. Credit: Image by George Venable
anastrepha speciosa-fruit fly on Flickr.
Anastrepha and Toxotrypana:
A composite photo illustration of an invasive fruit fly, 2010. It was created for Dr. Allen Norrbom of the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA, and will be published in an online interactive key to Invasive Fruit Flies for use by individuals such as port inspectors, extension agents, researchers, etc. Image by George Venable
Illustration for Prairie, a Gainesville Creative Writing Journal