I still remember collecting this specimen when I was at uni doing a subject on scientific illustration. I was walking through a fairly ordinary, run down piece of scrub and wandered over to a few large wattle shrubs. The insects I found on the same shrub truly amazed me, but this longicorn beetle was by far the most beautiful specimen captured. The painting was rendered by carefully observing the beetle under a microscope, a stunning critter with golden hairs on its underside and long, hairy antennae. It now lives on in my modest insect collection, and in this painting!


Limited edition giclee print on Hahnemuehle acid free, archival paper.

Available in A4 and A3 size.


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Longicorn beetle