|Cover photo of Buprestis rufipes by Ted MacRae|
|Buprestis striata field guide page showing colour variations.|
|Sample key to genera page. All characters used in the key are illustrated with either high magnification photographs or simple illustrations.|
|Trachys generic page from Field Guide to Jewel Beetles featuring original artwork by scientific illustrator/artist Glendon Mellow.|
(*All above image captions by Morgan Jackson.)
Last summer, I had Beetle Week here on The Flying Trilobite, to show a series of Ontario jewel beetle paintings I was commissioned to illustrate by entomologist and insect photographer Morgan Jackson, blogger at Biodiversity in Focus.
The book is now available - including limited copies for FREE, and its a beauty!
I'm so thrilled my illustrations get to share the same pages as photos from Ted McCrae, Morgan Jackson, and many others.
My thanks to Morgan and his co-authors, Stephen M Paiero, Adam Jewiss-Gaines, Troy Kimoto, Bruce D Gill, and Stephen A Marshall.
For another look at the book, and details on getting a copy, check out Morgan's announcement post at Biodiversity in Focus. Make sure to read how this book came about, and learn about the changing beetle landscape.
You can also find merchy-merch on sale in my online store with the illustrations I created - greeting cards, framed prints, iPhone cases, tees, 2013 calendar and more.
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Original artwork on The Flying Trilobite © to Glendon Mellow
under Creative Commons Licence.
Find me on Symbiartic, the art+science blog on the Scientific American Blog Network!