2 paintings of beach-dwelling Cercyon species – ink, watercolor, gouache
I made these two paintings while I was sick with the flu and couldn’t go into the lab to work on my research project. Cercyon is a genus of Hydrophilid beetles that lives in moist material such as rotting plants, dung, and algae. I am currently studying the species that live in washed up kelp on Pacific Ocean beaches. The first painting shows adults and larvae on Fucus, Zostera, Sargassum, and two types of Ulva.