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The insect world is an astonishing place. So many colors, shapes and patterns. Macros of live insects are endlessly fascinating to me.


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praying mantis

this obviously isn't what it looks like, but omg squee!

a leaf-mimicking katydid in Belize

leaf beetle

ornate shield bug, pygoplatys lancifer


Lightning Bugs Habitat


Close Up - Cairns birdwing caterpillar by Jenny Dean


cerambycidae sp.

macro portraits of north American bee species

the Schmidt pain index, developed by dr Justin Schmidt to rank the pain of the various insect stings he has experienced in his line of work

shield bugs wait for the last two eggs to hatch :-o

caligrapha sp.

Flickriver: Photos tagged with calligrapha

hickory horned devil, the larval form of citheronia regalis

hypercompe scribonia

File:LeopardMothBlueSpots edit1.jpg - Wikimedia Commons


Peter Lippmann :: photographer :: CARTIER ART MAGAZINE N°19 /

broscinae hope

transparent insect wings viewed against a black background

Amazing World of Insect-Wing Color Discovered | Science | WIRED

from Eunike Nugroho's sketchbook

christmas beetle

white ladybird? or shopped?

Fifteen-Spot Ladybird beetle - Anatis labiculata - BugGuide.Net

Chacha poster `insects` van Tinou le Joly Senoville - art lesson idea

camellia shield bug/tea seed bug nymphs, poecilocoris latus

treehoppers - a group of insects related to the cicadas and the leafhoppers

ixora shield bug, catacanthus punctus