Let’s get the magnifying glass out and take a closer look at these Steambugs.
First we have the Steam Centipede, Latin name Chilopodasteama. I love how the segmental shape has been created — did you spot the wind up key sticking out at the tail end?
Next we have a rhino-beetle-ladybug hybrid, Latin name Dynasteama. Please excuse the slight blur but Ted explains that he is a “fast little bugger… was hard to take a photo of…”. The combination of insect and mechanical features is a favourite of mine, reminding me of some of my favourite movies directed by Guillermo del Toro depicting his love of mechanical insect fantasy characters.