Photos of insects

Common Darter A random collection of insect photos taken with a Kodak DC240 Digital Camera (fitted with a X6 magnifier for the smaller insects); from 2002 with a Nikon Coolpix 995.

The photos were all taken in or near Cambridge, mostly in my garden (location details).

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Indexes to main orders: Coleoptera>> Beetles Diptera>> 2-winged flies Lepidoptera>> Butterflies and moths Hymenoptera>> Bees and wasps

No insects were harmed in the production of these pages (apart for natural instances of predation!)

Order Sub-Order
hierarchy
Family Species
Odonata
Dragonflies & Damselflies
Zygoptera
Damselflies
Coenagrionidae Enallagma cyathigerum Common Blue Damselfly
Ischnura elegans Blue-tailed Damselfly
Pyrrhosoma nymphula Large Red Damselfly
Anisoptera
Dragonflies
Aeshnidae Aeshna grandis Brown Hawker
Aeshna mixta Migrant Hawker
Libellulidae Orthetrum cancellatum Black-tailed skimmer
Sympetrum striolatum Common Darter
Orthoptera
Grasshoppers
Caelifera
Tettigonioidea
Acrididae Chorthippus albomarginatus Lesser Marsh Grasshopper
Ensifera
Tettigonioidea
Tettigoniidae Meconema thalassinum Oak Bush-cricket
Metrioptera roeselii Roesel's Bush-cricket
Heteroptera
True Bugs
Cimicomorpha
Miroidea
Miridae Calocoris norvegicus Potato Capsid
Deraeocoris ruber Red Bug
Heterotoma merioptera
Liocoris tripustulatus Common Nettle Capsid
Lygocoris pabulinus Common Green Capsid
Stenodema laevigatum Grass Bug
Campyloneura virgula
Cimicomorpha (contd)
Naboidea
Nabidae Himacerus mirmicoides Ant Damsel Bug
Nabis rugosus Common Damsel Bug
Cimicomorpha (contd)
Cimicoidea
Cimicidae Anthocoris nemorum Common Flower Bug
Pentatomomorpha
Pentatomoidea
Acanthosomatidae Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale Hawthorn Shield Bug
Elasmucha grisea Parent Bug
Cydnidae Sehirus luctuosus
Pentatomidae Aelia acuminata Bishop's Mitre
Eysarcoris fabricii
Palomena prasina Green Shield Bug
Piezodorus lituratus Gorse Shield Bug
Nezara viridula
Picromerus bidens
Troilus luridus
Pentatomomorpha (contd)
Lygaeoidea
Lygaeidae Scolopostethus thomsoni
Pentatomomorpha (contd)
Coreoidea
Coreidae Coreus marginatus
Rhopalus subrufus
Homoptera
Cicadas, aphids & hoppers
Sternorrhyncha
Aphidomorpha
Aphidoidea
Lachnidae Tuberolachnus salignus Giant willow aphid
Auchenorhyncha
Cicadomorpha
Cercopoidea
Aphrophoridae Philaenus spumarius Common Frog-hopper
Cicadomorpha (contd)
Membracoidea
Cicadellidae Eupteryx aurata
Eupteryx melissae
Idiocerus vitreus
Neuroptera   Chrysopidae Chrysopa perla
Chrysoperla carnea
Mecoptera   Panorpidae Panorpa communis

Some new or potential British species to watch out for">InvertebrateIreland

Some other sites showing European garden insects:
A Small Wildlife Garden (Newport, Gwent)
My bit of the planet (Aldershot, Hants)
A Nature Observer's Scrapbook (Horncastle, Lincs)
InvertebrateIreland
Hania's and Hans' Garden Safari (Netherlands)


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Please credit: Photographs: Keith Edkins: or if technically possible <A HREF="http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/insects/">Keith Edkins</A>