Potato scarab

Leptinotarsa decemlineata

In how many styles can you make a scientific illustration?…
Here I show you 4 different styles to illustrate this little beetle, the Potato Scarab.
This project was developed during the course Ilustra Entomologia 1, of Illustraciencia, with the teacher Julia Rouaux.

The potato scarab (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) is a beetle of the chrysomelid family with a wide worldwide distribution, associated with the places of cultivation and storage of potatoes, on which it acts as a pest.

It measures 1 cm and has a characteristic pattern of coloration on its elytra consisting of five dark stripes per elytra on a yellowish background.


Digital, stippling, vectorial


Isa Loureiro 2019