Cool Insects

Collection by Mary Fox • Last updated 17 hours ago

Mary Fox

Just how much can a panda bear?!

It was inevitable that cute panda bear costumes were marketed for moths, but only in China. Clearwing Tussock Moth (Lymantriinae), possibly Perina sp., male Pu'er, Yunnan, China see comments for additional images.....

Hide 'n' peek! The damselfly who thought he was hidden... but was given away by his bug eyes

The tiny insect concealed its two-inch body and transparent wings by clinging onto the grass with its black legs at Fordwich Lakes, near Kent.

Rainbow Shield Bug on Jatropha leaf

Calidea dregii (family: Scutelleridae, Hemiptera) on a leaf of Jatropha gossypiifolia. Pemba, Mozambique.

Hickory Horned Devil 1

I raised four of these Hickory Horned Devils from about 3/4 of an inch; to their full size of about 4.5 inches. They ate foliage from many Sweet Gum branches that I pruned and supplied them in their terrarium. It took about 4 weeks for them to reach the size/age when they buried in their terrarium mud bottom where they will pupate and one day emerge, I hope, as Regal Moths. No, these guys don't sting believe it or not although they look like they would eat your arm off. There are only four…


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Curculio glandium - Acorn weevil

Observation - Curculio glandium - Acorn weevil - UK and Ireland. Description: Looks like a Weevil but I've not seen one where the head is covered (Hooded) is this unusual?

Cuckoo wasp

A splendid bluish-green Cuckoo wasp (11mm, Chrysidoidea, ID: ...) from the miombo forests in Katanga (DR Congo, January 2015). Found it in an old dried wooden post. Studio work. Specimen rehydrated and staged on a smaller fruit of Ficus microcarpa. Focus stack based on 120 images, assembled in Zerene Stacker (Pmax & Dmap), not cropped. Canon 5D mkii, Canon MP-E 65mm at 2.7x, ISO-100, f/6.3, 1/160s, tracing paper diffused flash.

Net-winged Beetle (Platerodrilus paradoxus) female

Mount Kinabalu NP, Sabah, MALAYSIA

House of Flies

Left: Givenchy Pantsuit, Spring 2010 Couture Collection Right: Cuckoo Wasp, member of the sub-family Chrysidinae