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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Winning Photographs 2016 (Adult Category)

© Petar Sabol

Libellula depressa, First Prize

<p><em>Libellula depressa</em>, First Prize</p>
© Ben Andrew

The Climb, Second Prize

<p>The Climb, Second Prize</p>
© Keith Trueman

Looking at you looking at me, Specially commended

<p>Looking at you looking at me, Specially commended</p>
© Zoltan Gyori

Backlight, Specially Commended

<p>Backlight, Specially Commended</p>
© Timothy Sexton

Hangin' Tough - Broom Weevil, Specially Commended

<p>Hangin' Tough - Broom Weevil, Specially Commended</p>
© Paul Dibben

Damsels on parade, Specially Commended

<p>Damsels on parade, Specially Commended</p>
© Martin Tampier

Jump!, Specially Commended

<p>Jump!, Specially Commended</p>
© Sharon Repton

The long and winding road, Specially Commended

<p>The long and winding road, Specially Commended</p>
© Ripan Biswas

The last fight. Tiger beetle and weaver ant, Specially Commended

<p>The last fight. Tiger beetle and weaver ant, Specially Commended</p>
© João Petronilho

Life in green, Commended

<p>Life in green, Commended</p>
© Milton Barbosa

Troops on the move, Commended

<p>Troops on the move, Commended</p>
© Antonio Carlos Freitas

Predation, Commended

<p>Predation, Commended</p>
© Henry Lin

Mantis, Commended

<p>Mantis, Commended</p>
© Sergio Vilchez

Flag-footed Bug, Commended

<p>Flag-footed Bug, Commended</p>
© Sean McCann

An aggregation of two: Ammophila wasps at dawn, Commended

<p>An aggregation of two: Ammophila wasps at dawn, Commended</p>
© Anthony Cooper

Common green shieldbug eggs hatching, Commended

<p>Common green shieldbug eggs hatching, Commended</p>
© David Fotheringham

Autumnal Feathered Thorn moth, Commended

<p>Autumnal Feathered Thorn moth, Commended</p>
© Beverley Brouwer

Covered in dew drops (sawfly), Commended

<p>Covered in dew drops (sawfly), Commended</p>
© Mark Pike

Marsh Fritillaries, Commended

<p>Marsh Fritillaries, Commended</p>
© TienHeng Low

Robber Fly, Commended

<p>Robber Fly, Commended</p>
© Keith Trueman

Solitary Bee -  Megachile willughbiella, Commended

<p>Solitary Bee -  Megachile willughbiella, Commended</p>
© Geraldine Stephenson

Red Tipped Flower Beetles, Commended

<p>Red Tipped Flower Beetles, Commended</p>
© Weixang Lee

Resting Stalk-eyed Fly, Commended

<p>Resting Stalk-eyed Fly, Commended</p>
© Ripan Biswas

Metamorphosis - a dragonfly emerging, Commended

<p>Metamorphosis - a dragonfly emerging, Commended</p>
© Peter Smith

Beauty and Beast, Commended

<p>Beauty and Beast, Commended</p>
© Steve Palmer

Floating on colour, a male gall midge, Commended

<p>Floating on colour, a male gall midge, Commended</p>

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Parasitoids & parasites

A parasitoid lives within a host and ultimately kills or sterilises it, a parasite simply lives off its host's resources.

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