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.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

#662: Robber Fly

The Robber Fly Family contains over 7000 species, spread throughout the world. They are large and aggressive flies, who lurk in wait for their prey. Large eyes, set high on the head, allow them to see potential victims - other insects, small invertebrates, even spiders. These are, generally, captured in flight, gripping between the powerful forelimbs and paralyzed via the short, sharp proboscis. The paralyzing neurotoxin also liquifies the victim's internal structure, allowing it to be sucked out through the proboscis.

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