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National Insect Week returns in 2018

Winning Photographs 2010

© Rory Morrisey

Mayfly meal: common blue damselfly with lunch, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

<p>Mayfly meal: common blue damselfly with lunch, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category</p>
© Danny Beath

Emerging Crane Fly, First Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Emerging Crane Fly, First Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Sam Baylis

Hoverfly on flower, Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category

<p>Hoverfly on flower, Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category</p>
© Sandra Solly

Weevil on a leaf, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Weevil on a leaf, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Danny Beath

Mayfly at sunset, First Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

<p>Mayfly at sunset, First Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category</p>
© Hayley Wiswell

Common blue butterfly, Polyommatus icarus, on lavender, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Common blue butterfly, <em>Polyommatus icarus</em>, on lavender, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Ruth Carter

Broad-bodied chaser, Libellula depressa, Second Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category

<p>Broad-bodied chaser, <em>Libellula depressa</em>, Second Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category</p>
© Anne Parry

Butterfly feeding, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Butterfly feeding, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Wanyoike Wamiti

Blister beetle (Meloidae), Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Blister beetle (Meloidae), Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Pawel Bieniewski

Ant Formica sp. & wasp Vespula sp, Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Ant <em>Formica sp</em>. & wasp <em>Vespula sp</em>, Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Chris Avery

Mayfly nymph shuck, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

<p>Mayfly nymph shuck, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category</p>
© Jessica Caterson

6-spot burnet moth, Zygaena filipendulae, and common drone fly, Eristalis tenax, on brown knapweed, Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category

<p>6-spot burnet moth, <em>Zygaena filipendulae</em>, and common drone fly, <em>Eristalis tenax</em>, on brown knapweed, Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category</p>
© Sandra Solly

Pair of dung-flies, Scathophaga sp., on blackberry, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Pair of dung-flies, <em>Scathophaga sp</em>., on blackberry, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Pawel Bieniewski

European Rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes nasicornis, Specially Commmended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>European Rhinoceros beetle, <em>Oryctes nasicornis</em>, Specially Commmended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Adrian Bicker

Female mayfly Ephemera vulgata, Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

<p>Female mayfly <em>Ephemera vulgata</em>, Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category</p>
© John Slader

Mayfly on grass head, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

<p>Mayfly on grass head, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category</p>
© Adrian Bicker

Male solitary bees, Melitta haemorrhoidalis, shelter in a Campanula flower overnight, Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Male solitary bees, <em>Melitta haemorrhoidalis</em>, shelter in a <em>Campanula </em>flower overnight, Specially Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Ruth Siller

Beetle on wet pavement, Mallorca, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Beetle on wet pavement, Mallorca, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Adrian Bicker

Female mayfly, Ephemera vulgata, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Female mayfly, <em>Ephemera vulgata</em>, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Sam Baylis

Southern Hawker dragonfly, Aeshna cyanea, First Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category

<p>Southern Hawker dragonfly, <em>Aeshna cyanea</em>, First Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category</p>
© Danny Beath

Adult mayfly at sunset, First Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

<p>Adult mayfly at sunset, First Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category</p>
© Tim Jacklin

Stonefly, River Annan, Dumfries & Galloway, UK, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

<p>Stonefly, River Annan, Dumfries & Galloway, UK, Commended 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category</p>
© Pawel Bieniewski

Ant, Formica sp., Second Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Ant, <em>Formica sp.</em>, Second Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Lance Ostler

Adult mayfly on water, Second Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

<p>Adult mayfly on water, Second Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category</p>

Did you know?

Most undervalued insect in the UK

Dung beetles and dung flies, without them we’d be up to our necks in you know what in next to no time.

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