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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Insects

Pen & ink insect series:

honey bee

blue bottle fly

spur-throated grasshopper

garden tiger moth

stag beetle


And a watercolor of the rhinoceros beetle's life cycle, ft. the grub, the pupa, and the adult:


As a pupa, the rhinoceros beetle breathes but doesn't eat. It lives underground and moves very little. The structures of the adult insect are being formed inside of the pupal skin. When the developed adult emerges from this skin, it is soft and fragile, and only once its exoskeleton hardens will it dig its way out of the earth.

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