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What do Insect Illustrators do?

Scientific Illustrators use various techniques and technologies including:

Queensland Stag Beetle, Sphaenognathus munchowae
Ink on scraperboard illustration of the rare Queensland Stag Beetle, Sphaenognathus munchowae Moore and Monteith, 2004, by Geoff Thompson

Christmas beetle, Anoplognathus debaari
Montaged and edited digital photograph of a new species of Christmas beetle, Anoplognathus debaari, by Geoff Thompson.

Goliath Stick Insect, Eurycnema goliath
Watercolour of a Goliath Stick Insect, Eurycnema goliath, by Sally Elmer, QM.

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