Exploring Entomology

Exploring Entomology

Featured Image ©Clara Richardson

Entomology is defined as the branch of zoology dealing with the scientific study of insects, including their taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and ecology. Applied aspects of entomology, such as the harmful and beneficial impact of insects on humans, are also studied.

Here are a few explorations of entomology as created by the Medical Illustration Sourcebook artists:

 

Paul Mirocha
Paul Mirocha
Musca domestica, painted for a new insecticide package design for Bayer corporation

 

Lizzie Harper
Lizzie Harper
Blue bottle fly

 

Erica Beade
MCB Graphics

Erica Beade MBC Graphics
Cottonwood Borer Beetle (Plectrodera scalator)

 

Gary Raham
Biostration

Gary Raham
Beetle potpourri, featuring the Colorado Potato Beetle
Alison Burke
Alison Burke
Bed Bug (Cimex lecticularius)

 

John Norton
John Norton Ants
Leafcutter ants transporting leaf fragments through a tunnel to their underground fungus garden

 

Frank Ippolito
Frank Ippolito
Tiger Lily, Black Swallowtail Butterfly (Lilium humboldtii, Papilio polyxenes) – The Swallowtail’s wings cuts through the air to create leading edge vortices, which creates lift. Loaded with grains of pollen, the wing’s membrane can hardly contain its cargo and the spilled granules dance on vortices in the late afternoon light

 

Clara Richardson
Clara Richardson
Stenomalium helmsi, a rove beetle

 

Jillian Walters
Jillian Walters
Technical illustration of an Achemon Sphinx moth (Eumorpha achemon) specimen

 

Adam Questell
A KYU Design

Adam Questell

 

Amy Bartlett Wright
Amy Bartlett Wright
The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is a familiar visitor to garden flowers. It is one of the largest and most common native North American butterflies, yet its larva is less often seen, because the yellow green caterpillar feeds upon leaves that are high in trees

 

David Killpack
Illumination Studios

Illumination Studios
Luciola cruciata – Genji Firefly

 

Jane Whitney
Jane Whiteny
Monarch Life Cycle

 

Emily Cooper
Cooperhawk

Emily Cooper
Assorted Flies and a Moth

 

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