Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rosalia alpina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rosalia alpina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Cerambycinae
Tribe: Rosalini.
Distribution: Europe - extirpated in parts, listed as endangered or protected in others.

Original illustration approximately 6X8-inches. Winsor & Newton watercolors and Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils in an A3 watercolor Moleskine Folio.

This is part of a watercolor illustration that I posted here.


  1. Very nice - you're quite talented!

    I saw one of these this summer in the French Pyrennes just north of the Spanish border - a very impressive insect. It really pained me to watch it fly away, but I promised my travel mate that I wouldn't collect it.

  2. Thanks!

    They are impressive, though I've never seen a live one. It is one of my favorite species of beetle, actually, the whole genus - as far as Cerams go anyway.

    I am slowly getting reacquainted with my watercolor kit.

  3. Delbert,
    Drop me an e-mail. The most recent one I have for you bounced back.
    Mike Kippenhan

  4. Hey Mike,

    Thanks for your comment. I have sent you an email.

    Best wishes,