Artwork / Crime Against Nature / He Hunts for Flowers (Dengue Mosquito)

painting of a mosquito
Gwenn Seemel
He Hunts for Flowers (Dengue Mosquito)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

$1000

Among the 56 species I painted for this series, just four are insects: the mosquito, the bee, the mantis, and the slug. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Boys can be vegetarians while girls eat from other animals.

Not all species of mosquitoes suck blood. Among those that do, including the dengue mosquito, only the female feeds off other animals, since she requires a blood meal in order to produce eggs. The male eats flower nectar.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
detail image