Bugs Make Art: Photos

Entomologist Steven Kutcher makes paintings that enable us to experience insect and arachnid movement in a different way.

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Entomologist Steven Kutcher is a Hollywood "Bug Guy," serving as a consultant in movies like "Jurassic Park," "Arachnophobia" and "James and the Giant Peach."

In the 1980s Director Steven Spielberg needed a shot where a fly walks through ink, leaving footprints.

Kutcher (above) began experimenting for the scene, which led to his interest in prints created by insects.

Now he has a whole gallery of the work, which you can see a sample of in the following slides. His complete gallery can be found at

Black widow on canvas

Hissing Cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa)

Darkling Beetle (Eleodes sp.)

Grasshopper (Orthoptera, Suborder Caelifera)

Butterfly Feet and Wings

Sunrise No. 1 (Darkling Beetle)

Darkling Beetle on card

Beetle (stink bug) on canvas

Starry Night (Hissing Cockroach)