Insect Photography

Collection by Michael Claus


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Poecilotheria ornata, Fringed Ornamental tarantula

FACT: Spiders are Adorable

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Attacus atlas moth


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Blue green metallic longhorn

Caught this specimen (Philematium sp; 25mm long) in the savannah woodlands of northern Benin (West Africa, Wari Maro), some 15 years ago. Kept it dry for all those years and rehydrated it for a portrait session :D Studio stack based on 131 images, taken with the mpe65mm at 5x (ISO100, 1/200sec, f5, paper diffused flash). ZereneStacker (Dmap & Pmax), LR for minor adjustments, image cropped from 7.2mm to 6mm high, now about 6x (FF).

The Furrow Spider (Larinioides Cornutus) ~ By Davide Rodilosso

Larinioides Cornutus

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A spider carrying her egg sack

Macro Photography – a Close-Up View at the Macrocosm - Cruzine

Close-up photos of tiny objects usually refer to macro photography. In order to succeed with macro photos one should equip his photo camera with a

Target beetle, Panama

Target beetle (Ischnocodia annulus), Panama

A nice tropical tortoise beetle (Ischnocodia annulus) that I call "target beetle", very common in Panama

Desert "blue-ball" blister beetle (Cysteodemus wislizeni, Meloidae), via Flickr.

Desert "blue-ball" blister beetle (Cysteodemus wislizeni, Meloidae)

Bosque del Apache reserve, near Socorro, NM

Pink-striped hummingbird moth

Pink-Spotted Hawk Moth

This large Pink-Spotted Hawkmoth (Agrius cingulata) moth has been visiting a window box filled with petunias on my porch almost every night this past week. This is the largest hummingbird moth I ha…

Phengodid beetle (Phengodidae) -- Brazilian Amazon


this must be the fanciest beetle (Phengodidae) in the world Brazilian Amazon

Coffee Bean Hawkmoth from South Africa

Coffee Bean Hawkmoth from South Africa - What's That Bug?

Subject: Sci-fi moth Location: Glenwood, Durban [Ed. Note: South Africa] January 11, 2013 12:50 pm Hi, I found this moth a few years ago at my home in Glenwood, Durban. Never been able to find it in a book on bugs. Any idea? Signature: Ash Dear Ash, This stunning creature is a Coffee Bean Hawkmoth [...]



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Colorful grasshoppers, Megacheilacris bullifemur

Colorful grasshoppers, Megacheilacris bullifemur

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