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.

Osteospermum (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy) with hover fly

Osteospermum (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy) with hover fly

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird

Ladybird

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Eupeodes corollae syn. Metasyrphus corollae (Hoverfly). Whilst it may look like a wasp, it is actually a hoverfly.

Eupeodes corollae syn. Metasyrphus corollae (Hoverfly). Whilst it may look like a wasp, it is actually a hoverfly.

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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