TIRPOR - The Irrational Pursuit Of Reason

Andrew Cockburn photography

Category Albums Files
InsectsVarious insect images, some shot "live", some are "stacked" dead specimens. Check out this page for info on macro equipment and techniques: www.tirpor.com/information/macro_top.htm

As there over a million different insect species known to science, and possibly another 10-20 million yet to be described, I will not be in the slightest bit offended if anyone wants to offer alternative identifications to those shown here.
1 0
ColeopteraBeetles ....
6 24
DipteraTrue flies - robber flies, mosquitoes & midges, blow-flies, etc
10 69
HemipteraTrue bugs
2 4
HomopteraCicadas, Planthoppers, Aphids and Scale Insects
1 1
HymenopteraAnts, wasps, bees and their relatives.
3 15
LepidopteraButterflies and moths
5 24
MecopteraScorpion Flies
1 2
1 4
OdonataDragonflies and damsel flies
2 8
Haven't a clue ..... as yet unidentified
AquaticAquatic / underwater wildlife
1 2
AvianLike it says - birds ....
5 20
4 24
Terrestial animals
1 1

Random files - Animalia (or fauna)
Great Cormorant226 viewsClass: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Species: Phalacrocorax carbo (sinensis ?)
Myathropa florea wing197 viewsLong stack down the wing to show its veins and texture plus "Alula" fin at the base.
Stigmodera sp.294 views
Lasius niger Black Ant.282 views

Last additions - Animalia (or fauna)
Eupholus magnificus474 views"Pinned" after relaxing to allow repositioning of antennaeMar 15, 2011
Eupholus magnificus471 viewsMar 15, 2011
Eupholus magnificus464 viewsMar 15, 2011
Eupholus magnificus463 viewsMar 15, 2011