About the Project

The ZooTrophy Animal-a-Day project began on October 15th, 2013 as illustrator Angela "LemurKat" Oliver began working her way, systematically but selectively, through the alphabet and presenting, via social media, an illustrated animal to the world. Daily.

All pieces are drawn as 2.5 x 3.5 inch collectible cards, using a combination of polychromos and prismacolor pencils, along with other art materials. Many are still available for purchase ($10) or trade, so drop her an email if anything captures your eye or if there is an animal you wish to request.

It is predicted this project will take her at least two years to complete - with approximately 36 animals being drawn for each letter. She has also used the images to create a collectible hardback encyclopedia series, playing cards and a desk calendar, as well as the ZooTrophy collectible trading card game.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Creature Feature #501: Net-wing Beetle

Net-wing Beetle are elongated and generally red in colour. This advertises their potential toxicity to predators, detering  predation. There are around 3,500 species, mostly concentrated around the tropics although they range across much of the world. This species is an End Band Net-wing Beetle, and she is found in deciduous forests. Larvae are said to be carnivorous (which means the one above is not eating the leaf, but hunting down the caterpillar that did) by some sources, although others insist they feed on fungi. The adults feed mostly on nectar and other plant juices - if they eat at all.

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