Meganeura is a genus of extinct insects from the Carboniferous period approximately 300 million years ago, which resembled and are related to the present-day dragonflies. With wingspans of up to 65 cm (2.1 ft), M. monyi is one of the largest known flying insect species
The design is all my own artwork. I used a photograph of a fossil as the basis for the Griffinfly shape, and was inspired by modern day dragonflies for the wing detail. Each line you see has been hand drawn by me. Please zoom in to the swatch view to see the detail. The background is the veining that you see on the Griffinfly's wings. Designed from the V2.1 colour profile.
Coordinates for this collection are here.
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Â© Shelley Aakjaer 2012