Since the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Swiss-born scientific illustrator Cornelia Hesse-Honegger has depicted and studied over 16,000 morphologically-disturbed insects. She has concentrated on Heteroptera in Sweden, France, German and Switzerland. Other nuclear plants and refining sites were included.
Various write-ups about Hesse-Honegger’s work can be found online. A good article is found here: http://www.chembiodiv.com/highlight.htm. It points out that 30% of bugs examined had some damage of varying degrees such as missing feeler sections, malformed wings, asymmetric body parts, ulcers, spots, altered pigmentation. In comparison, the maximum mutation rate in undisturbed habitats is 3%. In addition, findings show that wind direction and topography are more factors in affectation than proximity to facilities.
Hesse-Honegger’s illustrations have been exhibited in various museums in Europe and the United States. More images may be seen here: http://www.wissenskunst.ch/