TIRPOR - The Irrational Pursuit Of Reason

Andrew Cockburn photography

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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
NeuropteraLacewings
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
Mammals
4 24
Terrestial animals
Reptiles
1 1

Random files - Animalia (or fauna)
Cobweb-Rufus.jpg
"Cobweb Rufus"174 views
2009-07-21-Midge-antennae-partial-2.jpg
Midge antennae248 viewsProbably a Chironomus plumonus male
Amazing what you can do when stacking images with a <10um depth of field !
2009-08-21-Tabanus-nigrovittatus-f-dorsal.jpg
Tabanus nigovittatus (f)223 viewsGreenhead
Black puncture marks on thorax are from a Robber Fly which had already caught this Tabanid
2009-09-19-aedes-punctor-antennae-top.jpg
Aedes punctor (m)289 views

Last additions - Animalia (or fauna)
2011-03-15-Eupholus-magnificus-pinned.jpg
Eupholus magnificus491 views"Pinned" after relaxing to allow repositioning of antennaeMar 15, 2011
2011-03-15-Eupholus-magnificus-frontal.jpg
Eupholus magnificus487 viewsMar 15, 2011
2011-03-13-Eupholus-magnificus.jpg
Eupholus magnificus479 viewsMar 15, 2011
2011-03-13-Eupholus-magnificus-head.jpg
Eupholus magnificus475 viewsMar 15, 2011