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.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Creature Feature #544: Orange-tip Butterfly

The Orange-tip is a butterfly of the English - and European - countryside, commonly seen fluttering across hedgegrows and through damp woodlands. The male is characterised by his brightly tipped wings, the female a more dowdy white. The underside of their wings are mottled green and white, affording camouflage when he perches on flowerheads. Eggs are laid on wild crucifers, such as cuckooflower and wild garlic. Once the caterpillars hatch, they reduce competition for the host plant by practising cannibalism and also eating any unhatched eggs.

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