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, February 23, 2016

#828: Weevil

Weevil is the name given to various species of small beetle, some of which may be more closely related than others. They are generally regarded to be pest species, causing damage to crops due to their herbivorous diet. This fellow is a blue weevil from New Guinea. He is one of the so-called "colourful weevils". His colouration acts as a warning, advertising that they are distasteful.

Biscuit weevils are not actually weevils at all, they are indeed members of the wood borer insect family.

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