Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Papilio zalmoxis

Known as the Giant Blue Swallowtail, this enchanting eyeful would also be a double handful, taking the prize for 2nd largest swallowtail in all of Africa. Its yellow body provides contrast for the striped black-edged wings that shimmer a robin egg blue with hints of green, a lovely change for a creature that started out its life as a caterpillar camouflaged as a bird turd.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bag Sale!

Don't forget we're having our 30% off Bag Sale -- have a look in our webshop or just stop by the shop.

Idolomantis diabolica

One of the largest species of praying mantis, this well-dressed assassin is a natural master of disguise, cunningly masquerading as foliage or flowers as it waits in ambush for any unlucky passersby. With colors ranging from rich greens and yellows to autumnal browns and reds, its uniquely lethal beauty has earned it the name of the Devil’s Flower Mantis. A perfectly good excuse not to stop and smell the roses, especially if you’re a bug.

The Weekender

the Otherist in German magazine The Weekender 


Collections of tiny found objects, preserved in resin and transformed into unique pieces of jewelry. Fernworks at the Otherist    ...

Morpho Deidamia

The brilliant blue of this South American beauty is only present on the top of the males’ wings, making them difficult to spot unless in flight due to their habit of immediately snapping their wings shut on landing. Any predators that were tracking them in the air (I’m talkin’ to you, birds!) are left wondering where their enticing blue entree went, while the morpho snickers invisibly behind his antennae and camouflaged brown undersides.