- Original artwork
- Watercolour painting - Botany Bay Weevil
Watercolour painting - Botany Bay Weevil
Original painting of the Botany Bay Weevil (Chrysolopus spectabilis), an Australian native insect. Painted in watercolour on Arches 300gsm watercolour paper. Framed in a raw timber box frame as photographed.
The size of the image is 7 x 7 cm, the framed size is 25 x 25cm (and 3cm deep).
Please note colours may be slightly different to what appears on your screen.
Price includes postage in Australia, by Australia Post.
Info on the Botany Bay Weevil:
The striking Botany Bay Weevil caught the eye of Banks and Solander
during their voyage on the Endeavour in 1770, and became one of only five
insects collected. This was the first Australian insect officially described,
with Danish entomologist Johann Christian Fabricius naming it Curculio
spectabilis - spectabilis translating to admirable or remarkable, because of its
beautiful iridescent blue/green scales. In 1817 the genus was transferred to
Chrysolopus, resulting in its current name Chrysolopus spectabilis.
This weevil occurs in the eastern and southern states of Australia, and
grows to approximately 25mm long. It feeds almost exclusively on particular
species of Acacia.
Copyright Cheryl Hodges