I am an artist in the UK and a little bit obsessed with insects! So a few years ago I tried to recreate my favourite specimens using recycled paper, wire and thread. I now have a collection of around 100 different species and am still adding to it!  The insects are all hand cut using a scalpel and some of them are embroidered by hand to create their patterns and textures.

I Create Bugs, Butterflies, And Insects Using Recycled Paper, Wire And Thread

You might remember Kate Kato's work from our post last year. However, after clapping our eyes on her latest designs, we simply had to share. The UK-based artist is a self-confessed insect addict, and.

"The Creator, if He exists, has a special preference for beetles." J. B. S. Haldane

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Yumi Okita. I don't know what these are made of (cloth?) but I think they're cool.

Yumi Okita Moths always bring up memories of summer nights with pulsating clouds of fluttery wings swarming the lights by the door…and the subsequent shrieking that breaks the quiet as I flail my arms a…

Wasp Moth ~ Miks' Pics "Arachnids and Insects l" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/arachnids-and-insects-l/

The scarlet-bodied wasp moth, is a beautiful insect native to Florida. Its striking adult coloration, including a bright red thorax and abdomen, and transparent wings patterned with black, make this moth immediately stand out in Florida landscapes

.Pachycoris torridus, different colors Check out more #Art & #Designs at: http://www.vektfxdesigns.com

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Pachycoris torridus, different colors (auf der Mauer auf der Lauer sitzt ne…

This beetle with a Transformer-esque cute game.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

19 Creatures That Conclusively Prove Size Isn't Everthing

This beetle with a Transformer-esque cute game ~ 19 Creatures That Conclusively Prove Size Isn't Everything

Warning: Scientists found chemicals stunt bumblebees' growth, which could have a devastating impact on the food chain

Plight of the shrinking bees: Experts suggest widely used pesticide could be responsible for smaller insects

Warning: Scientists found chemicals stunt bumblebees' growth, which could have a devastating impact on the food chain

Cerambycid beetle (Coleoptera, Lamiinae, Cerambycidae) from the dense rain forest of Yangambi (DR Congo)

Specimen mounted and photographed by Andre de Kessel - "Cerambycid beetle (ca long, Coleoptera, Lamiinae, Cerambycidae;) from the dense rain forest of Yangambi (DR Congo, November ethanol preserved).

Alcidodes subcuprinus                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Alcidodes subcuprinus More ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Iridescent ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Color

Good Guys In The Backyard. But - don't forget who they are.  Respect for your neighbors in the backyard is always a good idea.

Yellow Jacket Good Guys In The Backyard. But - don't forget who they are. Respect for your neighbors in the backyard is always a good idea.

Look at that cool bug! It's a Devil's Flower mantis. To learn more about insects visit #lloydpest !   http://www.lloydpest.com/

Devil& Flower Mantis (Idolomantis diabolica) - Beautiful Macro Insect Photo: Devils Flower, Igor Siwanowicz, Flower Mantis, Praying Mantis, Devil S Flower

Caterpillar of Saturniidae Moth - Imgur

Caterpillar of Saturniidae Moth

Unusual and brilliantly coloured, like a creature from another planet - the saturniidae moth as a caterpillar by Marco Fisher.

I love the overlapping of the divided body parts, and yellow and black pattern.

100 Most Beautiful Macro Photography examples for your inspiration

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