A selection of insect photographs from the UK Gardening gallery

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I've been taking photographs of plants in and around my garden since I bought my first digital camera in 2001 (three years after I has started this website). So whilst wondering where to keep the pictures in the days before Flickr and cloud storage, I thought I'd create a little database of them on my UK Gardening website, and I've been taking photos and adding them to my site ever since.

Below is a very small, random selection of photographs I have taken over the last 22 years. To see a larger version of a photograph, click the image. You'll then be able to scroll left and right through the current selection.

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Ladybird

Ladybird

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria. One of the largest flies of Britain. It mimics a hornet or wasp, but is harmless to humans. The adults are great polinators and their larvae are believed to eat wasp grubs.

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria. One of the largest flies of Britain. It mimics a hornet or wasp, but is harmless to humans. The adults are great polinators and their larvae are believed to eat wasp grubs.

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Praying matis

Praying matis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Spider

Spider

Ants

Ants

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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