The Hercules Beetle (Dynastes hercules)


Ecuador

Painting
Size: 8.3 H x 11.7 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

Painting: Color, Ink, Paint and Pencil on Canvas.

The Hercules beetle is the largest beetle in the World and it belong to the tropical rainforests of the Americas. It can get as much as 18 cm long. This particular illustration is of the sub specie ecuatorianus, which inhabits the rainforests of Ecuador. The original painting was made for the Entomological Society of Ecuador. The techniques used here are color pencils, acrylics and inks, combined to create a very realistic illustration.

Keywords: beetle, rainforest, scarab, Coleoptera, scientific illustration, Scarabaeidae, ecuador, horns, Dynastes hercules, insect

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