Accurate drawings of the various species of insects found in and around freshwater ponds. In the gallery is the Cardinal Meadowhawk Dragonfly, Common House Mosquito, Common Water Strider or Pond Skater, Eight-Spotted Dragonfly, Green Darner Dragonfly, Halloween Pennant Dragonfly, Large Milkweed Bug, Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly and Western Black-Leg Tick. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. Illustrations are available in both line art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the pond animal you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion. Custom illustrations of specific animals can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist. All drawings shown are available in both B&W line art versions and color
The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration.
The variety of insects you can find around any typical pond has always interested me, especially now that I have been working as a scientific illustrator for many years now. Most of them are invisible to the eyes, existing in the muck and murk of the pond surface and below. But there are plenty of other insects to see such as dragonflies, water striders, diving beetles and of course the much hated mosquito. If you do not see pond insect you're looking for, please check in the other categories or search using the tool in the upper right-hand corner. Otherwise you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an illustration or to get information about having a custom illustration done.
The insects and invertebrates that live in and around the ponds of the world are as fascinating as they are varied. From snails, diving beetles, various larvae of aquatic and non-aquatic species, dragonflies and others make up an amazing ecosystem filled with diversity and complex interactions. Many insects spend their entire lives in or around the pond, whereas other only come to the pond to lay eggs or find prey to feed on. Along with the larger invertebrates, several types of aquatic macroinvertebrates live in the pond and are born, develop through the various stages of life which make up much of the biological goop that is distinctive to all freshwater ponds.