This comic is based on the work of Christoph von Beeren and Daniel Kronauer. Von
Beeren even named the beetle after Kronauer: it’s Nymphister kronaueri!
Best honor ever. Plus an army ant, Eciton burchellii. Read more here.
Thanks to my friend Alex Wild for taking many of my photo references and looking at this before I posted it!
The shop returns from holiday hiatus with new stock on my most in-demand items and plenty of fashionable bugs and critters ready to brighten your day! First up, more Tiny Bug Collectible Plushare here, including those mantises and beetles that vanished so quickly last time – don’t miss out on these!
Since my last update on Tumblr, I’ve also imported two kinds of adorable Beetle Coin Pouches from Japan for you as well! These soft and spacious friends will hang onto your small treasures for you.
The ever-popular Moon Meditations and Metallic Honeybee Bugdanas have been reprinted and include the brand new White Gold variant!
These and many more fabulous treats (brought to you by one independent artist) are waiting, only at MaryCapaldi.com/shop! ✨
Hey guys I found out @marycapaldi and I are birthday twins (though I’m five years older), isn’t that wild?
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.
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.