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 23 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.

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Bright-line brown-eye moth (Lacanobia oleracea) caterpillars eating tomato leaves

Bright-line brown-eye moth (Lacanobia oleracea) caterpillars eating tomato leaves

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Praying matis

Praying matis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Pentatoma rufipes (forest bug, stink bug, shield bug) on a lavender flower stem

Pentatoma rufipes (forest bug, stink bug, shield bug) on a lavender flower stem

Spider

Spider

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Red admiral on Sedum spectabile syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (ice plant, stonecrop)

Red admiral on Sedum spectabile syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (ice plant, stonecrop)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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