ohh, good question!!!
this is a decision that took me a really long time to come to… i love all bugs and didn’t want to lock myself out of ALL predatory bugs as characters. i considered doing a beastars thing, even, but it really didn’t quite work with the tone. so this is my solution – true bugs! there are lots of groups of insects, but only one of them scientifically is known as the “true bugs”, or hemiptera! this group includes cicadas, water striders, aphids, stinkbugs, and friends. i thought it’d be cute to have the “true bugs” be …. truly bugs :) so, any true bug is actually just an animal, and not a person. there’s large wild populations of true bugs all throughout the forest.
solitary wasps, spiders, mantids, and other folk usually hunt, like the cicadakiller wasp pictured here. many eusocial bugfolk like the wild west blackberry carpenter ant colony will farm their own supply of protein (and sell it to their neighbors!). and, in addition to actual meat, many bugfolk who live in cities have access to pollen bread sold by various bakers in town – like the tiger beetle here. these are chock-full of protein and are a good option if there isn’t fresh aphid lying around!
say hi to belly :)
each body its own pulling along dreams
and writing calligraphy on the walls of their stuffed-up sinuses,
it’s all the same geography until you’re walking through a marsh of
highnesses but you only want a fantasy, sent-sex-necromancy
with the you-don’t-know-I-know the other-mind is also a
head-to-tail tale of wanting well.
it comes after a righteousness test
and passes when you count your cows
and cash in on the vow to never trust a how
This is an original painting of a Hemaris diffinis. It is day 23 of My 100 Days of Gold . Made of handmade watercolors and adorned with 24k gold leaf and with buried gems. It comes double matted and ready to fit in a 5’’x7’’ frame.
This is an original painting of a Valanga nigricornis. It is day 25 of My 100 Days of Gold . Made of handmade watercolors and adorned with 24k gold leaf and with buried gems. It comes double matted and ready to fit in a 5’’x7’’ frame.
This is an original painting of a Ruby-tailed wasp. It is day 24 of My 100 Days of Gold . Made of handmade watercolors, a real ruby, crystals, and adorned with 24k gold leaf and with buried gems. It comes double matted and ready to fit in a 5’’x7’’ frame.
plume moths??? What are your wings???
C Pdeley, CC 4.0
its been years since i saw this and i still have no idea what it is.
I NEED TO KNOW
Türk Marşı Eşliğinde Türkiye'nin Kuşları - Alper Tüydeş
false. any pictures of any bug will fill my heart with joy
Design your own 8-foot-long velvet worm plush! Pick the color and pattern, choose whether it ships stuffed, and add optional weighted feet. Shoot me a message to get yours started!
Ready-to-ship moth capes will still come into the shop, but all past designs will now be available for purchase full time! Any new designs in the future will be added to the selection as well. Want custom colors or specifications? Just let me know!
There are currently 3 slots open for each. Watch the reblogs for links, or head over to the LilLeviathan shop on Etsy to get yours started today!
Person: So, how does a young woman like you become interested in insects?
Me: I was born like this… :)
Just when hope had been lost! Life finds a way :) :) :)
Now that Winter is over we can finally have it all back again! :) :) :) :) :)
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