I never got around to posting my pinned insect collection from the #entomology course I took last semester. Here it is in all its glory.
Notes from left to right: • That is a praying mantis. I killed it for my collection. It's a myth that they are or ever were endangered in the USA. • That is a spotted lantern fly. I killed many of them but it was not worth my time to save all of them for my collection so I stepped on the majority of the ones I found. This invasive specie threatens 18 billion USD of agricultural commodities in the state of PA. • That is a monarch butterfly and I did not kill it. We were not permitted to kill monarchs. I found her dead along a sidewalk.
#tbt#insect#insects#dragonfly#damselfly#cricket#grasshopper#prayingmantis#cockroach#truebug#beetle#bee#wasp#ant # moth #butterfly#fly
Bee aware of the environment and the dwindling population of bee’s! Made this piece inspired by deforestation. Sculpture with dried flowers, autumn leaves, and sitting on top of an engine part and wood.