Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Snout Beetle aka Weevil

snout beetle

horse fly

stag beetle
From the family of coleoptera and diptera.

16 comments:

Anne B said...

How do you come up with these amazing creatures? Totally unique and lovely.

Sarah Melling said...

I love your beautiful, fanciful insects...really unique and gorgeous!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

These are the cutest creatures I've ever seen! You blow me away!

holly aka golly said...

thank you all! I was inspired by my recent visit to the Harvard collection.

Lulu said...

Love the Weevil's! May they fly away soon, before I have one for dinner!

lamina @ do a bit said...

WOW... They are just beautiful... such detail... Gorgeous!

Tammy Olson said...

Oh, these are awesome.

Kelly Lahl said...

I love your work, Holly! I was recently at Chicago's Field Museum and they had the most wonderful watercolors of insects, drawn from their collection. The artist-in-residence, Peggy Macnamara, has been their artist for 20 years. What a fun job that would be.

Linda Ellett said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!

Linda Ellett said...

I meant to add that when we dropped our son back to school at Cornell there was an amazing display of gigantic photos of weevils called "Fear no weevil" - it's here if you want to peek -

http://mannlib.cornell.edu/news/slideshows/fear-no-weevil

Love your work!
Linda

holly aka golly said...

Kelly: what an amazing job that would be!

Linda: fear no weevil! that's hilarious. Will take a peek.

Have a great day!

helicopter6 said...

These are a truly beautiful set Holly. I do love an insect. I've been wanting to buy one of your works forever... so I think I'm just going to march right on over to your Etsy shop now and ensure the Snout Beetle makes it my way! Hooray!

holly aka golly said...

Helen: My little weevil would be so happy to find a home with you!

Carol Creech said...

Beautiful and so colorful! I love these.
Carol

denise nestor said...

these are amazing holly. I especially love the green one.

Olalla Fl said...

Geniales, tienes una obra impresionante, muy creativa, original. :)
Me encantan tanto la fauna como la flora.
Un saludo
:)