Insect Icons is a series of nine acrylic paintings featuring undesirable (to humans) species of insects.  Each 8” x 8” canvas is first painted with shimmering layers of two metallic golds and a metallic bronze with brushstrokes adding to the gilded effect.  In the photographs, this ground looks much flatter than it does in person.  Framed in black to 10.25” square.  $250.

Colorado Potato Beetle.

Colorado potato beetles, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, are such a common pest in home gardens that they are often just called “potato bugs.”  Both the adult and larval forms chew leaves and can completely defoliate an entire crop if natural control methods are not implemented.  Their feeding can greatly reduce yield and in some cases, may even kill plants.  Alternate host plants include tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant.  (Planet Natural Research Center).