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Insect Collection

"Insects: Nature's Tiny Wonders Unveiled" Majestic and rare, the Ornithoptera alexandrae, also known as Queen Alexandra's birdwing butterfly

Background imageInsect Collection: Honey bees on a honeycomb

Honey bees on a honeycomb
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) on a honeycomb. The chambers in a honeycomb are created using wax secreted by the bees. The chambers are then filled with honey, using nectar obtained from flowers

Background imageInsect Collection: Ornithoptera alexandrae, Queen Alexandras birdwing butterfly

Ornithoptera alexandrae, Queen Alexandras birdwing butterfly
A mounted specimen of Queen Alexandras birdwing butterfly from Papua New Guinea. Male specimen measuring 188 mm across wingtips. See 14964 for the female which is larger

Background imageInsect Collection: Venus fly trap

Venus fly trap
Illustration of a venus fly trap

Background imageInsect Collection: Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian

Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, engraved by J Mulder, from a visit to Suriname, South America

Background imageInsect Collection: Honey bees, (Apis mellifera) honeycomb and life cycle, expanded cross-section and insets

Honey bees, (Apis mellifera) honeycomb and life cycle, expanded cross-section and insets

Background imageInsect Collection: Bee anatomy, historical artwork

Bee anatomy, historical artwork
Bees anatomy. 17th Century artwork by the Italian microscopist Francesco Stelluti, showing the anatomy of bees as seen by him under a microscope

Background imageInsect Collection: Assorted Insects

Assorted Insects
Insects divided into their two kinds, useful and harmful. Theres no such thing, it seems, as an insect thats sometimes one, sometimes the other, or not really either

Background imageInsect Collection: Poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle

Poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle
Ministry of Agriculture poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle, they can destroy our potato crops. circa late 1930s

Background imageInsect Collection: Praying mantis head

Praying mantis head, close up

Background imageInsect Collection: Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian

Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, engraved by P Sluyter, from a visit to Suriname, South America

Background imageInsect Collection: Entomology Specimens

Entomology Specimens
A specimen tray from the Natural History Museums Entomology Department showing the diversity of insects in terms of shape, size and colours

Background imageInsect Collection: Beetle display case J970134

Beetle display case J970134
DOWN HOUSE, Kent. Beetle display case

Background imageInsect Collection: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on a plant, sunbathing

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on a plant, sunbathing

Background imageInsect Collection: Back of a Beetle car painted in zebra stripes

Back of a Beetle car painted in zebra stripes, Cape Town, South Africa, Africa

Background imageInsect Collection: Dung beetle pushing a ball of dung

Dung beetle pushing a ball of dung, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Background imageInsect Collection: Hares, 1878 (oil on canvas)

Hares, 1878 (oil on canvas)
659635 Hares, 1878 (oil on canvas) by Hermansen, Olaf August (1849-97); 62x52 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Hares. Olaf August Hermansen (1849-1897). Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1878

Background imageInsect Collection: Flying Ant

Flying Ant
Antique illustration of Flying Ant

Background imageInsect Collection: Chrysina limbata, silver chafer beetle

Chrysina limbata, silver chafer beetle
Silver chafer beetle specimen. The beetles have a base pigment covered by several colourless microscopically thin layers called laminae

Background imageInsect Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 304

Curtis British Entomology Plate 304
Lepidoptera: Paucalia woodiella = Euclemensia woodiella (Manchester Tinea) [Plant: Cephalanthera damosonium (Epipactis grandiflora L. or E. pallens Swartz, White Epipactis)] Date: 1824-39

Background imageInsect Collection: Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying colourful plant matter, reflected in water, Laguna del Lagarto

Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying colourful plant matter, reflected in water, Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica

Background imageInsect Collection: Papillons - butterflies

Papillons - butterflies
Variety of butterflies and moths. Date: 1930

Background imageInsect Collection: French artificial fishing flies

French artificial fishing flies. circa 1900

Background imageInsect Collection: French and English artificial fishing flies

French and English artificial fishing flies. circa 1900

Background imageInsect Collection: A selection of common British Moths

A selection of common British Moths Date: circa 1920s

Background imageInsect Collection: Mayflies Chromolithograph 1884

Mayflies Chromolithograph 1884
Brehms Thierleben (Tierleben). Allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs. Vierte Abtheilung - Wirbellofe Thiere. Leipzig Verlag, 1884

Background imageInsect Collection: Red Admiral -Vanessa atalanta- in search of nectar on Common Boneset

Red Admiral -Vanessa atalanta- in search of nectar on Common Boneset, Agueweed or Feverwort -Eupatorium-, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Background imageInsect Collection: Inachis io, peacock butterfly

Inachis io, peacock butterfly
Plate 23 from Illustrations of British butterflies and their larvae, with the plants on which they feed, by Theo Johnson, 1892

Background imageInsect Collection: Morpho cypris, blue morpho butterfly

Morpho cypris, blue morpho butterfly
Butterfly from Central America. South America. Specimen on display at the Natural History Museum at Tring, part of the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageInsect Collection: Phoebis sennae, cloudless sulphur butterfly

Phoebis sennae, cloudless sulphur butterfly
Photograph of a mounted specimen of cloudless sulphur. Male. Species occurs on the Galapagos Islands

Background imageInsect Collection: Xanthopan morganii praedicta, sphinx moth

Xanthopan morganii praedicta, sphinx moth
Darwins sphinx moth, found in Madagascar. The species as a whole is known as Morgans sphinx

Background imageInsect Collection: Plate 17 from Libellulinae Europaeae by de Charpentier

Plate 17 from Libellulinae Europaeae by de Charpentier
Illustration of dragonflies. Plate 17 from Libellulinae Europaeae illustrated and described by Toussint de Charpentier, 1840

Background imageInsect Collection: Hummingbird hawk-moth

Hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) feeding on nectar inside a clammy cuphaea flower (Cuphea viscosissima)

Background imageInsect Collection: Common blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) basking in the morning light, Vealand Farm, Devon, UK

Common blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) basking in the morning light, Vealand Farm, Devon, UK. July

Background imageInsect Collection: Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying plant matter, Costa Rica

Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying plant matter, Costa Rica

Background imageInsect Collection: Honey bee on a flower

Honey bee on a flower
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) on a flower

Background imageInsect Collection: Illustration of butterflies and green caterpillars on plant and flower stems

Illustration of butterflies and green caterpillars on plant and flower stems

Background imageInsect Collection: Pray Mantis

Pray Mantis
Green Pray Mantis - Macro

Background imageInsect Collection: Sea green swallowtail butterfly

Sea green swallowtail butterfly
Sea green swallowtail (Papilio lorquinianus) butterfly. This butterfly is found in Indonesia, Sulawesi, Borneo, Java, Sumatra and in the Philippines

Background imageInsect Collection: Ophrys apifera, bee orchid

Ophrys apifera, bee orchid
Watercolour by Arthur Harry Church, 17 June 1913

Background imageInsect Collection: Ocypus olens, devils coach horse beetle model

Ocypus olens, devils coach horse beetle model
A large scale model of the devils coach horse beetle (Ocypus olens). A beetle that is commonly found beneath logs. Held within the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageInsect Collection: Leaf-cutter ants carrying pieces of leaf

Leaf-cutter ants carrying pieces of leaf
Leaf-cutter ants transporting neatly extracted pieces of leaf. These ants derive from the rainforests of Central and South America

Background imageInsect Collection: Crowned hairstreak butterfly

Crowned hairstreak butterfly (Thecla coronata). This is the underside of a female specimen from Tungurahua, Ecuador

Background imageInsect Collection: Bees in springtime

Bees in springtime
Bees enjoy collecting pollen from abundant catkins on pussy willow branches growing by a river

Background imageInsect Collection: Egyptian Art. Relief depicting a bee, symbol of Lower Egypt

Egyptian Art. Relief depicting a bee, symbol of Lower Egypt
Egyptian Art. The Karnak Temple Complex. Relief depicting a bee, symbol of Lower Egypt. New Kingdom. Egypt

Background imageInsect Collection: Red admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta

Red admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageInsect Collection: Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) with open wings

Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) with open wings

Background imageInsect Collection: Fruit fly, SEM Z340 / 0768

Fruit fly, SEM Z340 / 0768
Fruit fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruit fly (Drosophila funebris) on an apple. Its compound eyes (red) are seen and its wings are outstretched



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"Insects: Nature's Tiny Wonders Unveiled" Majestic and rare, the Ornithoptera alexandrae, also known as Queen Alexandra's birdwing butterfly, gracefully flutters through the rainforests. A mesmerizing sight - honey bees diligently at work on a honeycomb, creating nature's golden elixir. Delving into the intricate world of honey bees (Apis mellifera), witness their fascinating life cycle in an expanded cross-section of a hive. The Venus fly trap - a carnivorous plant that lures unsuspecting insects with its captivating beauty before trapping them for nourishment. Step into the entomologist's realm and marvel at an array of meticulously preserved insect specimens, each telling its own story. Journey back in time through historical artwork depicting bee anatomy, showcasing how our understanding of these buzzing creatures has evolved over centuries. Maria Sibylla Merian's exquisite butterfly illustrations transport us to a world where colors dance on delicate wings with unmatched elegance. Explore the diversity of insects through an assortment of species; from beetles to butterflies, each one plays a vital role in maintaining ecological balance. Catching some rays on a sun-kissed plant leaf, the Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) basks in warmth while displaying its vibrant patterns for all to admire. Behold the beetle display case J970134 – an extraordinary collection showcasing nature’s incredible variety within this diverse insect order.