Mariposas en el vientre, miradas que se cruzaron…
1. Calopterix, Australie; 2. Diphlebia nymphoides, Australie; 3. Palpares imperator, Madagascar; 4. Calopterix, Asie; 5. Nemoptera sinuata, Région Méditerran. Illustration by E.A.Séguy (1928).
NYPL Digital Gallery.
We found the land where dragonflies go to die.
Hundreds of wings all over the ground. No bodies.
Apparently they don’t need their wings in the afterlife.
Look at the eyes on that dragonfly . It would be interesting to see life from their point of view.
#dragonfly #photography #nature #wildlife #insect
The dragonflies are out and about at the ponds at school.
I made some illustrations for a science conference I got to work in. I was in charge of the macroinvertebrates section of a water workshop at Expanding Your Horizons, a science conference that teaches school girls about how rad science careers can be. I pretty much showed them how bugs were good rough indicators on how healthy the water in streams and ponds are. I also got them to look at some critters under the dissecting microscopes and identify them. It was really cool to do, and a lot of the girls were afraid of the dragonfly nymphs because they thought they looked like large spiders.
Also this is pretty much my first real attempt at doing anything similar to scientific illustration, so hopefully these don’t look too weird.