Stag Beetle (Neolucanus cf. swinhoei, Lucanidae), female
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese beetles on my Flickr site HERE…..
Malay Red Harlequin - Paralaxita damajanti
The Malay Red Harlequin, species Paralaxita damajanti (Lepidoptera - Riodinidae), is a striking butterfly native to peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
These colorful butterflies are very difficult to locate, and invariably encountered singly. In semi darkness into the dense forests where this species inhabits, the butterfly is almost invisible to mammalian, reptilian or avian eyes, but the distinctive pattern and contrasting colors may reflect a strong ultra-violet trademark that could be essential to enable potential mates to locate each other.
Photo credit: ©Antonio Giudici | Locality: Klung Ching, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (2013)
This nerd was sitting like this forever, so I snapped a photo.
"…wait, you’re not gonna post that on facebook, are you?"
Illustrations I made for the payment tiers over on my cat patreon!
This also doubles as an example of how the $60+ patrons might expect to see as each of their specially designed mantis nymph molt/’evolves’ each month!
One of the funnest, most rewarding things about raising a mantis is watching them grow to take on unexpected shapes and colors!
And so, I really look forward to designing some special nymphs for this month’s $60 patrons come the first week of october!
I designed some mantids.
The first one’s based on a wondering violin (Gongylus gongylodes)
The second one is based on a boxer mantis (Otomantis sp.)
The third one is based on a shield mantis (Choeradodis rhombicollis)
I’m actually selling them over on FA for anyone who feels like they might want a colorful, fictitious mantis.
I just really liked coming up with these guys, and I kinda want to do more * n* <3
these praying mantises look like they all have a charming secret
Inktober ‘14, day 5
all hail goth moth
I got sidetracked while doing my tax report…
Guys, look what I found today walking on my way home. 8> I held her (?) until she flew back down on the ground at which point I figured she was either sick of me or wanted to get back to hunting (or both).
MAXIMISE for full mantis effect