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borkus
07-07-2009, 08:21 PM
Hey everybody. Have a project starting where I need some orthographic, or something close, to front, side, and top views of several insects. The first of which I have to start soon will be a Firefly (or Lightning bug to some), and a female mosquito when I am finished that. With a bee and a ladybug to follow when I am done. I have found numerous reference pics of the firefly, but would like something to model against. My modelling skills are still not that great. It would be very helpful to have something to use as a blueprint. I have googled for insect-collector sites, figuring that that would be the first place to start. But, I haven't found much. If any of you have seen something, could you please point me in that direction? Thanks as always. Attached are some I've found so far. The last will likely be what I go with unless someone knows of a actual specimen. The drawing has a strange proportion compared to all the other pictures. Maybe I've just been looking at it too long...

dbigers
07-07-2009, 08:33 PM
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/beetles/Fireflyprintout.shtml

http://www.byteland.org/firefly/firefly_notebooks.html

Try these!!

EDIT: The second doesnt appear as useful as the first, but there may be some reference notes there of use.

borkus
07-07-2009, 08:48 PM
Thanks a bunch, dbigers. Very interesting websites.

hrgiger
07-07-2009, 09:27 PM
Try this google image search: http://images.google.com/images?q=firefly Lampyridae

borkus
07-07-2009, 09:57 PM
Thanks hr. That had a few that I didn't have. I had forgotten that alternative name.

hrgiger
07-08-2009, 05:24 AM
Yeah, I wouldn't have remembered that either, Google suggested it for me.