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Top Notch Photorealistic Illustrations by Carim Nahaboo

London-based illustrator Carim Nahaboo knocked my socks off this afternoon with his fantastic invertebrate illustrations.At first glance, it would be easy to mistake many of his illustrations for photographs. The level of careful … Continue Reading Top Notch Photorealistic Illustrations by Carim Nahaboo

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Invertebrate of the Week #12 – Osmia bicolor: a shell-nesting bee

Acknowledgement: Hat tip to Paul Bee (@solitarybee) and John Walters (@JWentomologist) for bringing this insect to my attention.Meet Osmia bicolor, this week’s Invertebrate of the Week.  Unlike the more social Hymenopterans, O. … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #12 – Osmia bicolor: a shell-nesting bee

Invertebrate of the Week #10 – Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii)

Meet the spectacular Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii) which hails from Africa.P. wahlbergii is a member of a polyphyletic group of mantises referred to as flower mantises which employ of a … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #10 – Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii)

Invertebrate of the Week #5 – Opadometa species

It’s good to be back!  To kick off my return to posting, I would like to introduce a conspicuous spider from the world’s third largest island, Borneo.According to photographer Alex … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #5 – Opadometa species

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