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A painting of an African Fruit Scarab. Click through to a larger image:








Building up the layers.

A female and male African scarab. Can you spot the difference?




Now, it's been a long but enjoyable day. Time for sleepies.

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Date: 2010-05-13 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonvoice.livejournal.com
The male has a little snouty/spadey thing? (Goes to show just how brilliant I am at technical terms with this stuff. *grin*)

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Date: 2010-05-14 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thunderbiscuit.livejournal.com
Those are definitely technical terms. :D

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Date: 2010-05-14 10:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ginasketch.livejournal.com
I just call it "the horn", which as you can tell is REALLY technical.

But yeah, that's the difference. The males use the horns to fight with.

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Date: 2010-05-13 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paul-scribbles.livejournal.com
Snoutything for sure, and is the female more robust in the hind-limb department? Might be just the angle, but I've found that in some beetles (esp stag beetles) the females often have chunkier legs. Maybe coz they do all the work , digging into treestumps, ground etc...
Your work is brilliant! Oo, I WISHES I was on that course...

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Date: 2010-05-14 10:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ginasketch.livejournal.com
Not sure about the legs to be honest. I can look again at the same specimen at our next class and let you know. But yeah, the horn on top of the head was the main difference.

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Date: 2010-05-14 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thunderbiscuit.livejournal.com
I had been meaning to comment on your other posts about this class, but I am excited to see what comes of it from you!

One of these days, I am totally buying something from you! <3

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Date: 2010-05-14 10:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ginasketch.livejournal.com
Thank you! :)

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Date: 2010-05-14 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luckyleaf1977.livejournal.com
Beautiful. I love that you included the shadow.

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Date: 2010-05-14 10:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ginasketch.livejournal.com
The tutor suggested it and I'm glad I did.

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Date: 2010-05-14 12:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3dsoul.livejournal.com
Wonderful!

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Date: 2010-05-17 11:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] americanbeetles.livejournal.com
Nice cetoniines! You know, if you ever happen to get into beetle taxonomy, cetoniines reeeeaally need someone to work on them-- particularly the big gorgeous tropical ones. So much iridescence, too! :)

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