The insect film festival has been declared a success – and it wasn’t even insect themed this year! Many people came out to spend the night handling insects, to have their face painted or to watch the films “Centipede!” and “Centipede Horror”.
Here are some photos to entice some of you to join us next year:
Michelle holds an eastern lubber nymph (Romalea), one of the stars of the insect petting zoo.
Fred enthralls children and adults alike with insects at the petting zoo. In the foreground is a jar of meal worms, and on his finger – a cockroach.
Pete too charms the festival’s visitors with cockroachs.
As does Stephanie. Also on display were centipedes, millipedes, fly larvae, meal worms, tobacco horn worns in all stages on development, a beautiful (but grumpy) rosy haired tarantula, a water scorpion, and colonies of bumble bees and trap-jaw ants.
I’m not exactly sure what Andy was painting on this girl’s face.
Arthropod themed fine art provided by local school children for the art contest.
A collection of beautiful pinned specimens from around the world was also put on display.
David Lagos wears some facial fine art.