A closer look at the insect's head and thorax.
Part of the wings and the top of the abdomen.
Whilst not a scientific study, the aim of this artwork, created entirely in a vector illustration package, was to reflect this insect in its environment as accurately as possible.
A series of photographic source materials were used in the compilation of this artwork. This allowed the finer details to be examined and, it is hoped, reflected more precisely in the graphic than may otherwise have been possible.
The use of gradients and transparency has been important in the compilation of this graphic. These two factors, in particular, have been fundamental in the attempt to create as realistic an interpretation as possible.