Monday, February 11, 2008

There must be something in the water...

I keep coming up with more gigantic insect plushies, hehe. It's really a lot of fun to push my limits and test out new ideas. I'm always coming up with new ways of putting things together... and at times I really feel like I should be putting this brainpower towards my homework. But this time, I actually waited until AFTER my homework was done!

Meet Freddy the dragonfly nymph. He's big. And mean. Don't let that cute face fool you. He's got a wicked labium and he's not afraid to use it.

Dragonfly nymphs have awesomely modified mouthparts, specifically a huge, long labium with grabbing claws at the end to capture prey. This guy keeps his tucked away with a bit of velcro, but can reach out and bite you if he feels like it.

He's about 18" long, and 25" long with his mouthparts outstretched.


Hollywood said...

Who knew dragonflies were so fierce! I'm definitely going to have to think twice before catching one for a glow-jar. Nice work! How long did this take you?

Weirdbuglady said...

Thanks! I'm not sure how long it took me, I always completely lose track of time when I'm sewing. A good several hours though.

Danielleorama said...


Ms Frapcious said...

key the frenetic violin music--he's ready to emerge from behienst the Chrysler Building.

Claire said...

Whoa! Another giant bug! You are on a roll.


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