Thanks to Franny for a tip-off on artist Jennifer Angus, a girl after my own heart. Bugs and patterns! What's not to love? What Was Once My House is an installation featuring amazing insect "wallpaper", and Goliathus Hercules is her own fictitious insect, "created with the body parts of other insects (in the great hoax tradition)". There is even a a diary documenting "the discovery" of this awesome warrior. Love it.
While we're on the subject of insects and patterns, we mustn't fail to point out (again) the Insects of M.C.Escher, from the wonderful Cultural Entomology Digest of insects.org. And spotted at Voodootoaster, fantastic photos of Beautiful Bugs, "a collection of tiny portraits by Frank Phillips.