Thursday, April 21, 2011

A bunch of bugs

Since I have illustrated the majority of New Zealand's native birds, I have moved on now to some of the less loveable creatures that share their islands with us. Here's the first selection - and I imagine there shall be more to come!

I believe these species are all endemic to our country, although some look rather similar to those found elsewhere.

Helm's Stag beetle and Flower Longhorn

Manuka Beetle

3-lined Hoverfly and Stick Insect

Black-headed Jumping Spider and Square-ended Crab Spider

Praying Mantis and Seashore Earwig

Mole Cricket and New Zealand Grasshopper

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