Beetles and Bugs
This is will be a selection of my favourite beetles and bugs, which are sadly facing extinction.
a) This beautiful rare metallic-green beetle is a ‘Noble Chafer Beetle ‘and can be found in traditional orchards around the UK and Europe. As orchards were modernised, these beetles are affected by these dramatic changes to our landscapes and sadly face a high risk of extinction.
b) This blue beetle is an ‘Alpine longhorn beetle ‘and has much depleted in recent years. Today it is protected in Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia.
All done with Watercolours and Gouache + digital touch-up
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