Tatocnemis Dragonfly

Tatocnemis dragonfly drawing from the Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London for the year 1889. This public domain dragonfly drawing is of a single insect. A little research on this species yielded little information on where they live or what colors they may be.

Not knowing what these flying critters look like in real life provides the opportunity for creating our own color scheme. Perhaps his wings could be green and his body blue. Or, maybe we give him purple spotted wings and a white body. Or, you could use him in his present form, so lightly drawn to almost be a skeleton.

Like so many of the wonderful drawings from the Society, this one is nice and big. Just click on the Tatocnemis dragonfly drawing below to access the largest version.

Tactocenmis dragonfly drawing

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.