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.

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

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

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Ants

Ants

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

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

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

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

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.

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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