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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 feared insect in the UK

Wasps and hornets, for their stings, a shame as they are useful predators of damaging insects in horticulture.

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