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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Creature Feature #556: Owl Moth

The name “Owl Moth” is given to several species of moth - and butterfly - characterised by the “eyespots” on their upper or lower, inner or outer, wings.Apart from these spots, the moths are crytpically coloured, offering them ample camouflage as they perch during the night. However, the eyespots are an example of mimicry, designed to fool a potential predator into mistakingly believing that they are to become the prey, and deter it from attacking.

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