A closer look at the top half of the insect's head.
Parts of the wings and thorax shown here in greater detail.
Whilst not a scientific study, the aim of this artwork, created almost entirely in a vector illustration package, was to reflect this insect in its environment as accurately as possible.
A series of photographic source materials were used in the compilation of this artwork. This allowed the finer details to be examined and, it is hoped, reflected more precisely in the illustration than may otherwise have been possible.
The use of gradient meshes and transparency have been important in the compilation of this graphic. Regions within both the foreground and background of the illustration have been blurred in order to attempt to imitate the effects of a small depth of field.