Friday, November 09, 2007

Heteroptera - True Bugs
The name Heteroptera, derived from the Greek "hetero-" meaning different and "ptera" meaning wings, refers to the fact that the texture of the front wings is different near the base (leathery) than at the apex (membranous).

Number of Families 73 Number of Species >50,000

This is what I enjoyed painting tonight along with lizards. From the number of interesting species with lovely different shapes and colours and patterns I have more than enough variation to chose from should I want to work more on this order.
lizard pair (SOLD)
ink on ricepaper
A4 approx, $30

Lizard, ink on rice paper, A4, $30

Heteroptera - tege ( Norwegian) among pink flowers
Tege 2 among stones, ink on rice paper
Tege 3
ink on rice paper