Cephalopodoptera / Squid Moth
Finland-based artist Vladimir Stankovic has created an awesome series of animated illustrations of an entirely new class of organisms: Cephalopodoptera. These beautiful creatures appear to be a combination of various mollusc (Octopuses and squid) and insect (Moths and beetles) species. What a wonderful discovery for the worlds of art and science alike!
“Cephalopodoptera is a newly discovered order of species, a link between molluscs and insects. They live in the deepest underwater caves of the oceans worldwide. With the characteristics and intelligence of moths, beetles, octopuses and squid, these animals have managed to remain hidden for centuries. As we speak, tests and experiments are being carried out in order to know more about these mysterious and elusive creatures…”
Visit Laughing Squid to view many more of Vladimir Stankovic’s shimmering and tentacular creatures.