Pleasing Fungus Beetle

Pleasing Fungus Beetle

from 290.00

Pleasing Fungus Beetle, Bolivia.
Species of the genus Brachysphaenus (Coleoptera, Erotylidae),

Close relatives of ladybirds, species of pleasing fungus beetles show a seemingly endless combination of bright colours, spots, stripes and other patterns. Their attractive colors are not there to please humans of course; rather the striking decoration advertises sophisticated chemical defence system to predators.

Microsculpture is a ground breaking project by the British photographer Levon Biss that presents insect specimens from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History like never before.  These images reveal an unexpected and often breathtaking beauty and make visible the many intricate adaptations to the form of insects - what entomologists call their microsculpture.

Each image takes 3 weeks to create and are produced from over 8000 individual photographs.

Fine Art Print

By photographer Levon Biss

Signed in a limited edition
100 x 150 cm 1800€

Open edition
31x41 cm 290 €