giraffe weevil illustrations

So- as promised– here is some of the entomological illustration I have been working on in the last couple of months (I will post about the other project I have worked on seperately).

This is a pen and ink series of illustrations for the Masters project of Rebecca Le Grice,  a student in Greg Holwell’s lab at the University of Auckland, who is investigating the behaviour of the New Zealand Giraffe Weevil (Lasiorhyncus barbicornis)- which incidentally is New Zealand’s longest beetle. All illustrations were done with pen and ink (dip pen for outlines and Rotring isographs for stippling) on detail paper.

 

girafffe_weevil_greyscale_sig
Male giraffe weevil displaying guarding behaviour

 

Sneaking behaviour
Sneaking behaviour
Male giraffe weevils fighting
Male giraffe weevils fighting

If you’d like to find out more about these amazing creatures- check out these wonderful article:

Weasley Weevils– by Chrissie Painting on the Forest and Bird website

All images above, copyright 2014 E.Scheltema. Please do not copy without permission.

till next time!

emma

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