Category: art

bowelfly: been meaning to draw @flatw00ds‘ bi…

bowelfly:

been meaning to draw @flatw00ds‘ big bad beetlegrub Dom for a while now. all of their forms are extremely good, but i’m contractually obligated to go with the buggiest one.

Does anybody else ever just want to lovingly mouth on large grubs? Like, I kiss my fat caterpillars (so refreshing guys, you have to try it), but I kinda want to nom on big fat wiggly grubs. Luckily (for them and me both, I guess), I have never encountered any notably large ones. But this friend? I feel like they would be safe to nom a little. If they were into that kinda thing.

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allthedamnbirds:

Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri #403

Vulnerable

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I’ve seen these babies in the wild! They are endangered! They are AWESOME! They were… on the ground! I was still figuring out how to use my camera, so the photos aren’t the best, but look at these damn birds.

From Liwonde National Park in Malawi, November 2017

lwhittie: Siberian lynx scanned version Scratc…

lwhittie:

Siberian lynx scanned version

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The most majestic blep that has ever blepped

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captainsharkspeare:

Inksectober Day 21: Scorpionfly

I didn’t know these existed and now I love them more than air

Prompts by @six-legs-and-more

I love him

project-bird-empire: Bird of the Year! Kerer…

project-bird-empire:

Bird of the Year! Kereru

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More like, Bird of the Century!

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captainsharkspeare:

Inksectober Day 12: Wings

Bit late with this one but didn’t want to miss out on pretty wings

Prompts by @six-legs-and-more

Swiss Army Insect

I approve

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cloudclipper:

cloudclipper:

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waltersandmurdock:

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sweaterweathercub:

apinchofsanity:

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kuttithevangu:

Honestly the mere fact that some people refer to Daddy Long Legs as “harvestmen” is creepier than 90% of all deliberately created horror but like the worst part is that the alternative is calling them Daddy Long Legs

#WHAT ARE THEY HARVESTING #I AM HAUNTED AND VEXED

They are harvesting our sorrows

True harvestmen, and not cellar spiders which are the other Daddy Long Legs, are truly omnivorous- known to eat everything from spiders, to fecal matter, to leaves and fungus… But one of the singularly most interesting habits of a particular European species is their almost symbiotic relationship with beehives– particularly man-made beehives. When a bee dies inside the hives, workers will remove the the corpse to just outside the hive just before dark. And the harvestmen? Well, they live up to their name.

So what you’re saying is that they are the grim reaper for bees.

The grim beeper

Somebody do this for inktober it’s not too late

IM DOING IT

HERE HE IS

So I looked into it, and it appears harvestmen have been found nibbling on dead bees, because free easy food, but it isn’t a main food source.

However, some that I do a little work with eat slugs… So that’s pretty cool!

And while I took a touch of artistic liberty in slightly shorter legs and making those spines a little over the top, the little dudes are surprisingly spiny once you see them under a microscope!

@cloudclipper : The hero we deserve

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okazaki-fragmentz:

October 7th, 2018

Inktober Day 7 , featuring a Madgascar Hissing Cockroach.

Off of @six-legs-and-more ’s prompt list !

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Inktober: Days 4, 5, 6

Bit behind, so I did some quick non-colored outlines. Needed inspiration for the last two, so I went through photos on my phone that aren’t on iNaturalist yet *gasp*

Day 4 prompt: Lacewing.

Drawing is of this bab whom my coworker found in her lab notebook [link to iNat]. I was cradling the sweet bab in my hand as I went to let him go, and he BIT ME!!!

Day 5 prompt: Spots.

This is the tortoise beetle species who loves eating my morning glories. These are the best: they are normally a shiny gold, but when they feel threatened, they withdraw all the fliud in their wings that creates the shiny gold effect, which will cause their bright red and black-spotted bodies to become visible. They mimic lady beetles, which taste terrible, as a way to protect themselves.

Day 6 prompt: Grasshopper

These things are leggy and hard to draw, but I’m pretty pleased with this one! Don’t know species yet, bit should be fairly obvious to anyone who knows their orthopterans.

October 7, 2018 (lying)

Prompts from @six-legs-and-more !

pterygota: day 4 of @six-legs-and-more‘s inkt…

pterygota:

day 4 of @six-legs-and-more‘s inktober insect prompts – lacewing

i still think the green lacewing eggs on the grass i found here make a great pattern, and i realized this is the perfect time to draw something using that as inspiration!

Their eggs are the best! I’m planning to do eggs, also. :3