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.
~weirdbuglady~

5 comments:

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...

Rock!

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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