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Winning Photographs 2012

© Katherine Rowlinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shieldbug, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category

Shieldbug, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category
© Jenny Sandiford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mayfly, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

Mayfly, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category
© Barbie Lindsay

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

Mating stag beetles, Lucanus cervus, Commended 2012 NIW Photography Competition adult category
© Max Richard Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Did you know?

Frass

The scientific term for insect poo is 'frass'.

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