When Biology And Art Come Together, the result is BLING bugs! MUST SEE!

     

Most of us wouldn’t have heard of Caddisflies. Well, just like butterflies and moths, Caddisflies are water dwelling insects which make cocoons for themselves while they’re still in their larvae stage. They do so with the aim of protecting their growing bodies, which are delicate and soft. The interesting thing here is that these little insects use whatever they can find in the water to build the cocoon. They use their own saliva as glue to connect the pieces!

While many of us may treat this as any piece of usual information, artist Hubert Duprat thought differently! He decided to blend in artwork and biology, and what came forth was true brilliance!

 

Duprat gave the future flies a makeover by providing them with some bling building supplies.

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The larvae use their saliva to connect the gold, pearls and other gems to create their nest just as they would with more common items.

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The result is this stunning blend of biology and artwork.

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Duprat views his work as collaboration with the insects.

     

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Now that’s living in luxury! BLING BLING!

 

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In 2011, he told The Independent, “It’s their work as much as mine.”

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This is what a normal caddisfly cocoon looks like. Not particularly stellar.

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Here’s a video of the artist talking about the bling bugs:

(via i09.)

This piece of artwork will invoke interest in even the most non-artistic hearts! Who would have thought bugs could look cool too?

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