A selection of insect photographs from the UK Gardening gallery

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I've been taking photographs of plants in and around my garden since I bought my first digital camera in 2001 (three years after I has started this website). So whilst wondering where to keep the pictures in the days before Flickr and cloud storage, I thought I'd create a little database of them on my UK Gardening website, and I've been taking photos and adding them to my site ever since.

Below is a very small, random selection of photographs I have taken over the last 22 years. To see a larger version of a photograph, click the image. You'll then be able to scroll left and right through the current selection.

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Ladybird

Ladybird

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Praying matis

Praying matis

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Common green shield/stink bug nymphs and egg cases Palomena prasina

Common green shield/stink bug nymphs and egg cases Palomena prasina

Ants

Ants

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria. One of the largest flies of Britain. It mimics a hornet or wasp, but is harmless to humans. The adults are great polinators and their larvae are believed to eat wasp grubs.

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria. One of the largest flies of Britain. It mimics a hornet or wasp, but is harmless to humans. The adults are great polinators and their larvae are believed to eat wasp grubs.

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Common green shield/stink bug nymphs and egg cases Palomena prasina

Common green shield/stink bug nymphs and egg cases Palomena prasina

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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