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National Insect Week returns in 2018

Winning Photographs 2012

© Katherine Rowlinson

Ladybird on flower, First prize 2012 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category

<p>Ladybird on flower, First prize 2012 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category</p>
© Chris Avery

Floating adult mayflies, Second prize winner 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Floating adult mayflies, Second prize winner 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Steve Everitt

Yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Yellow dung fly, <em>Scathophaga stercoraria</em>, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Gary Cox

Female southern hawker dragonfly, Aeshna cyanea, ovipositing on rotten log, reflected in water, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Female southern hawker dragonfly, <em>Aeshna cyanea</em>, ovipositing on rotten log, reflected in water, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Anthony Cooper

Hairy-footed flower bee, Anthophora plumipes, looking through the keyhole, First Prize 2012 Photography Competition adult category

<p>Hairy-footed flower bee, <em>Anthophora plumipes</em>, looking through the keyhole, First Prize 2012 Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Anthony Cooper

Three sawfly larvae, Pristiphora testacea, eating a birch leaf, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Three sawfly larvae, <em>Pristiphora testacea</em>, eating a birch leaf, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Darron Matthews

Male common blue damselfly, Enallagma cyathigerum, Specially Commended 2012 NIW Insect Photography Competition adult category

<p>Male common blue damselfly, <em>Enallagma cyathigerum</em>, Specially Commended 2012 NIW Insect Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Jenny Bailey

Red Admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta, on Mahonia, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Red Admiral butterfly, <em>Vanessa atalanta</em>, on Mahonia, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Darren Pullman

Shieldbug, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Shieldbug, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Jenny Sandiford

Ichneumonid wasp on bark, Specially Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Ichneumonid wasp on bark, Specially Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Rachel Travis

Seven spot ladybird, Coccinella 7-punctata, and aphid, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Seven spot ladybird, <em>Coccinella 7-punctata</em>, and aphid, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Alicia Hayden

Scorpion Fly, Panorpa communis, 2nd Prize 2012 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category

<p>Scorpion Fly, <em>Panorpa communis</em>, 2nd Prize 2012 NIW Photography Competition under 18 category</p>
© Peter Preece

Painted Lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, on honeysuckle, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Painted Lady butterfly, <em>Vanessa cardui</em>, on honeysuckle, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© John Proudfoot

Red Underwing moth, Catocala nupta, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Red Underwing moth, <em>Catocala nupta</em>, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Bob Eade

Mayfly, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

<p>Mayfly, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category</p>
© Barbie Lindsay

Mating stag beetles, Lucanus cervus, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Mating stag beetles, <em>Lucanus cervus</em>, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Max Richard Brown

Roesel's Bush-cricket, Metrioptera roeselii, at dusk, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Roesel's Bush-cricket, <em>Metrioptera roeselii</em>, at dusk, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Mike Wright

Yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Yellow dung fly, <em>Scathophaga stercoraria</em>, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>
© Danny Beath

Caddis fly egg mass on leaf overhanging water, 2nd Prize 2012 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

<p>Caddis fly egg mass on leaf overhanging water, 2nd Prize 2012 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category</p>
© Bob Eade

Roosting heath fritillary butterflies, Melitaea athalia, on rush stem. Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

<p>Roosting heath fritillary butterflies, <em>Melitaea athalia</em>, on rush stem. Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category</p>

Did you know?

Best origami expert

Earwigs intricately fold and tuck their hindwings under tiny forewings, inspiring design of satellite solar panels.

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