IMG_0090I am an entomologist/biologist currently living and working in a pollinator lab in Oregon. I am originally from Virginia, Minnesota, and moved down to St. Paul to study biology at St. Kate’s. I didn’t get really into insects until grad school at UMD, where I studied the pollinators of goldenrod and other plant-insect interactions. I began doing biological illustrations of insects in my first entomology class to learn the body parts. Insects are so intricate and I have found drawing them is a great way to learn about a species; imagine spending 15+ hours one-on-one with an insect…you tend not to forget it.  I am also a novice beekeeper and have tried a handful of projects related to various hive products. This blog is intended to be both a showcase of my drawings, but also just a place to post short notes about other entomology-related things from my day-to-day. If you have suggestions or questions, please comment!



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    1. Thanks, Mary! I haven’t put much thought into how I would display them in an exhibit at this point, but I will certainly keep that in mind when I do!


  1. Hi! Love your drawings! We’d like to use your Bombus affini illustration for a blog post and enewsletter – would that be possible? We’ll credit however you require. Thanks for considering our request! Jane


    1. Hi Jane. That should be no problem, provided that you credit me using my full name (Claire Lande). I would be happy to send you a higher quality image of the drawing if you would like.


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