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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Winning Photographs 2006

© Stuart MacLaren

Namibian Grasshopper, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

<p>Namibian Grasshopper, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category</p>
© Dale Sutton

Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Libellula depressa, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, <em>Libellula depressa</em>, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Dale Sutton

Male early bumblebee in flight, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Male early bumblebee in flight, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Lynne Garner

Cinnabar moth caterpillar, Tyria jacobaeae, on Ragwort flowers, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Cinnabar moth caterpillar, <em>Tyria jacobaeae</em>, on Ragwort flowers, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© David Maitland

Bumblebee & poppies, Bombus terrestris, Wiltshire, UK, Second Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Bumblebee & poppies, <em>Bombus terrestris</em>, Wiltshire, UK, Second Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Mary Britton

Banded Baby, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition Foreign insect category

<p>Banded Baby, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition Foreign insect category</p>
© David Dixon

Small heath and robber fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Small heath and robber fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Alison Smorthwaite

Camouflage, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Camouflage, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Glyn McDonald

Painted Lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Painted Lady butterfly, <em>Vanessa cardui</em>, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Nigel Widdows

Hover fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Hover fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Colin G Cook

Elegant Grasshopper Nymph, First Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

<p>Elegant Grasshopper Nymph, First Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category</p>
© Dale Sutton

Water Measurer with fly as prey, First Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition British Insect category

<p>Water Measurer with fly as prey, First Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition British Insect category</p>
© Paul Stevens

Red Underwing moth, Catocala nupta, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Red Underwing moth, <em>Catocala nupta</em>, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Jaqueline Ryan

Robber fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

<p>Robber fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category</p>
© Ian Smith

Red ant with eggs, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect competition

<p>Red ant with eggs, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect competition</p>
© David Maitland

Queen common wasp, Vespula germanica, resting on grape hyacinth after waking, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Queen common wasp, <em>Vespula germanica</em>, resting on grape hyacinth after waking, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Paul Stevens

Longhorn beetle (Strangalia maculata) mating, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Longhorn beetle (<em>Strangalia maculata</em>) mating, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Steve Baker

Brimstone butterfly, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Brimstone butterfly, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Paul Pearce

Seven spot ladybird on nettle, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Seven spot ladybird on nettle, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Rich Andrews

Baby buff-tip caterpillars at night, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Baby buff-tip caterpillars at night, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Heather Buckley

Mayfly on nettle, Highly Commended in 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Mayfly on nettle, Highly Commended in 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Ahmet Hukic

Fairy-horse, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

<p>Fairy-horse, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category</p>
© Bun Gilson

Explosion in a feather duster factor, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British Insect category

<p>Explosion in a feather duster factor, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British Insect category</p>
© Andrew Wright

Young grasshoppper, Highly commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Young grasshoppper, Highly commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Jaqueline Ryan

Lacewing, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

<p>Lacewing, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category</p>
© Peter White

Flesh fly portrait, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Flesh fly portrait, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Steve Baker

Banded demoiselle, Calopteryx splendens, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Banded demoiselle, <em>Calopteryx splendens</em>, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Hazlel Bulpitt

Bloody-nosed beetle, Timarcha tenebricosa, Commended NIW 2006 Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Bloody-nosed beetle, <em>Timarcha tenebricosa</em>, Commended NIW 2006 Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Ed Phillips

Composition in yellow and red, Highly Commmended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Composition in yellow and red, Highly Commmended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Philip Ashman

Female Brown Hawker dragonfly Aeshna grandis, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Female Brown Hawker dragonfly <em>Aeshna grandis</em>, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Richard Garvey-Williams

Cicada - newly emerged adult with shed exoskeleton, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

<p>Cicada - newly emerged adult with shed exoskeleton, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category</p>
© Ben Browne

Spanish Flyer, Hummingbird hawk-moth, Macroglossum stellatarum, feeding, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

<p>Spanish Flyer, Hummingbird hawk-moth, <em>Macroglossum stellatarum</em>, feeding, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category</p>
© John Hallard

Ouch! Wasps and a fly on flower, Specially Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Ouch! Wasps and a fly on flower, Specially Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Rory Morrisey

Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Libellula depressa, in the broad bean patch, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

<p>Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, <em>Libellula depressa</em>, in the broad bean patch, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category</p>
© Richard S Saul

Grasshopper at Frasers Hill, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

<p>Grasshopper at Frasers Hill, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category</p>
© Stuart MacLaren

Namibian Corn Cricket, Second Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

<p>Namibian Corn Cricket, Second Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category</p>

Did you know?

Buzzing bumblebees

Bumblebees can do 'buzz' pollination, wing muscles vibrate their bodies to extract and transfer flower pollen. 

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