Thursday, March 09, 2006

Illustration Friday: Insect

I'm very pleased with this weta. Lacking the time this week to draw in jam for ants to come and be the medium for Illustration Friday's Insect theme I hastily drew a weta using the photo on the cover of Andrew Crowe's Which New Zealand Insect.

An awesomely good book if you or anyone in your household has any curiousity about insects in New Zealand.


Blogger steve said...

Great job--looks as if it's caught in amber, or frozen sour-apple kool-aid 9if that even exists)!

5:47 AM  
Anonymous RUTH said...

Weta's can survive being frozen and defrosted but I'm not sure they would survive kool-aid.

Female wetas, like this one, have very fine ovipositors at the back. (Ovipositor is an excellent word and I wrote this comment mainly so I could use it). Males have two prongs (a little like earwigs) but I have no idea what they are for.

11:45 AM  

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