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Arthropod Collection

Background imageArthropod Collection: Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) with parasitic copepod (Ommatokoita elongata)

Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) with parasitic copepod (Ommatokoita elongata), under ice, Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, northern Baffin Island, Canada, Arctic

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

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

Background imageArthropod Collection: Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) Portrait on an Oak bud, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) Portrait on an Oak bud, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May - Focus Stacked - Captive

Background imageArthropod Collection: Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) roosting on larval foodplant Ribwort plantain

Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) roosting on larval foodplant Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata), UK - Captive - Focus Stacked Image

Background imageArthropod Collection: Malaysian Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) pink colour morph, camouflaged on an orchid

Malaysian Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) pink colour morph, camouflaged on an orchid. Captive, from Malaysia

Background imageArthropod Collection: Trap-jaw ant (Odontomachus chelifer) portrait, Wayqecha, Peru

Trap-jaw ant (Odontomachus chelifer) portrait, Wayqecha, Peru

Background imageArthropod Collection: Mating pair of chalkhill blue butterflies (Lysandra coridon) with wings closed resting

Mating pair of chalkhill blue butterflies (Lysandra coridon) with wings closed resting on Devils-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), Hatch Hill, Somerset, UK. August

Background imageArthropod Collection: Malaysian Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) white colour morph camouflaged on an orchid. Captive

Malaysian Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) white colour morph camouflaged on an orchid. Captive. Originating from Malaysia

Background imageArthropod Collection: Borneo giant forest scorpion (Heterometrus longimanus) resting inside a fallen hollow log

Borneo giant forest scorpion (Heterometrus longimanus) resting inside a fallen hollow log. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. Photographed with natural light and UV light

Background imageArthropod Collection: Small pearl-bordered fritillary (Boloria selene) butterfly on oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Small pearl-bordered fritillary (Boloria selene) butterfly on oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), Marsland mouth, North Devon, UK. May 2017

Background imageArthropod Collection: RF - Mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) on walk about on coral reef. Puerto Galera

RF - Mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) on walk about on coral reef. Puerto Galera, Philippines

Background imageArthropod Collection: Water fleas (Daphnia sp. ) and a green algae (Volvox aureus) in water from a garden pond

Water fleas (Daphnia sp. ) and a green algae (Volvox aureus) in water from a garden pond
Water fleas (Daphnia sp.) and a green algae (Volvox aureus) in water from a garden pond. Derbyshire, UK. September. Digital composite

Background imageArthropod Collection: Fen raft spider / Great raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius) sub-adult. Norfolk Broads, UK, September

Fen raft spider / Great raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius) sub-adult. Norfolk Broads, UK, September. Vulnerable species

Background imageArthropod Collection: Goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) yellow female on Honesty flower, Bristol, UK

Goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) yellow female on Honesty flower, Bristol, UK, April

Background imageArthropod Collection: RF - Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) nectaring on flower. North Tyrol, Austria

RF - Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) nectaring on flower. North Tyrol, Austria. June. Focus stacked image. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)

Background imageArthropod Collection: European swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon gorganus) on flower, Mercantour National Park

European swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon gorganus) on flower, Mercantour National Park, Provence, France, June

Background imageArthropod Collection: RF - Devils flower mantis (Idolomantis diabolica) male, captive, occurs in Africa

RF - Devils flower mantis (Idolomantis diabolica) male, captive, occurs in Africa

Background imageArthropod Collection: Elephant hawk moth (Deilephila elpenor) portrait, Brackagh Moss National Nature Reserve

Elephant hawk moth (Deilephila elpenor) portrait, Brackagh Moss National Nature Reserve, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. April

Background imageArthropod Collection: Small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene), Marsland mouth, Cornwall, UK

Small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene), Marsland mouth, Cornwall, UK. JUne 2016

Background imageArthropod Collection: Edwards Atlas Moth (Attacus edwardsii) in defensive posture, Bhutan, June

Edwards Atlas Moth (Attacus edwardsii) in defensive posture, Bhutan, June

Background imageArthropod Collection: Tropical shield mantis (Choeradodis sp. ) (Possibly C. rhombicollis) Canande, Esmeraldas

Tropical shield mantis (Choeradodis sp. ) (Possibly C. rhombicollis) Canande, Esmeraldas
Tropical shield mantis (Choeradodis sp.) (Possibly C. rhombicollis) Canande, Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Background imageArthropod Collection: Portrait of Sally lightfoot crab (Grapsus grapsus) on a beach

Portrait of Sally lightfoot crab (Grapsus grapsus) on a beach. San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Tropical East Pacific Ocean

Background imageArthropod Collection: Green tree ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) defending their leaf nest, Daintree River

Green tree ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) defending their leaf nest, Daintree River, Wet Tropics World Heritage area, Queensland, Australia

Background imageArthropod Collection: Cairns birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera euphorion) male resting on leaf

Cairns birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera euphorion) male resting on leaf. Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary, Queensland, Australia. Captive

Background imageArthropod Collection: European honey bee (Apis mellifera) feeding on ice plant flowers (Sedum spectabile)

European honey bee (Apis mellifera) feeding on ice plant flowers (Sedum spectabile), Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September

Background imageArthropod Collection: Line of Leaf-cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying leaves, digital composite

Line of Leaf-cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying leaves, digital composite

Background imageArthropod Collection: Trap-jaw ant (Odontomachus hastatus) with mandibles open, Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru

Trap-jaw ant (Odontomachus hastatus) with mandibles open, Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru

Background imageArthropod Collection: Calleta silkmoth (Eupackardia calleta), Texas USA Controlled conditions

Calleta silkmoth (Eupackardia calleta), Texas USA Controlled conditions

Background imageArthropod Collection: RF - White-legged damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes) peering over Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

RF - White-legged damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes) peering over Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) flower. The Netherlands. August

Background imageArthropod Collection: Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Aglais urticae) feeding on scabious flowers in hay meadow

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Aglais urticae) feeding on scabious flowers in hay meadow, Wensum Valley, Norfolk, England, UK, July

Background imageArthropod Collection: Mother of pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) moth nectaring on Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris) at night

Mother of pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) moth nectaring on Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris) at night. Surrey, England, UK. July

Background imageArthropod Collection: Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) queen nectaring on Comfrey (Symphytum Hidcote

Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) queen nectaring on Comfrey (Symphytum Hidcote Pink ) flowers. In garden, Surrey, England, UK. March

Background imageArthropod Collection: White prominent moth (Leucodonta bicoloria) County Kerry, Ireland

White prominent moth (Leucodonta bicoloria) County Kerry, Ireland

Background imageArthropod Collection: Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) resting on Devil's bit scabious (Succisa pratensis)

Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) resting on Devil's bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), Volehouse Farm, Devon, UK. August

Background imageArthropod Collection: Green hairstreak butterfly (Callophrys rubi) on hawthorn leaf, Wiltshire, England, UK, April

Green hairstreak butterfly (Callophrys rubi) on hawthorn leaf, Wiltshire, England, UK, April

Background imageArthropod Collection: Madagascar green-emerald giant pill millipedes (Zoosphaerium neptunus) Andasibe-Mantadia

Madagascar green-emerald giant pill millipedes (Zoosphaerium neptunus) Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Madagascar

Background imageArthropod Collection: Flatid planthopper nymph (Flatidae), Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo

Flatid planthopper nymph (Flatidae), Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo

Background imageArthropod Collection: Spotted lanternfly (Lycoma delicatula) fourth instar nymph, Wissahickon Valley Park

Spotted lanternfly (Lycoma delicatula) fourth instar nymph, Wissahickon Valley Park, Pennsylvania, USA, July

Background imageArthropod Collection: European green crab (Carcinus maenas), an invasive species in North America, Kejimkujik

European green crab (Carcinus maenas), an invasive species in North America, Kejimkujik Seaside National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada. July

Background imageArthropod Collection: Cow killer velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis) on white background, Tuscaloosa County

Cow killer velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis) on white background, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA September

Background imageArthropod Collection: Japanese Rhinoceros beetle (Allomyrina dichotoma dichotoma) male, Guangshui, Hubei province, China

Japanese Rhinoceros beetle (Allomyrina dichotoma dichotoma) male, Guangshui, Hubei province, China. July

Background imageArthropod Collection: Female Peacock-mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) carrying her eggs, Raja Ampat, West Papua

Female Peacock-mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) carrying her eggs, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean

Background imageArthropod Collection: Aggregation of thousands of moulting Spider crabs (Leptomithrax gaimardii)

Aggregation of thousands of moulting Spider crabs (Leptomithrax gaimardii), South Australia Basin, Australia. Pacific Ocean

Background imageArthropod Collection: Snake-mimic caterpillar (Hemeroplanes triptolemus) a hawkmoth caterpillar that resembles

Snake-mimic caterpillar (Hemeroplanes triptolemus) a hawkmoth caterpillar that resembles a viper when threatened, on branch, La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

Background imageArthropod Collection: Spiny devil katydid (Panacanthus cuspidatus), Napo, Ecuador, South America

Spiny devil katydid (Panacanthus cuspidatus), Napo, Ecuador, South America

Background imageArthropod Collection: Sydney funnel web spider (Atrax robustus) close up showing venom droplets on fangs

Sydney funnel web spider (Atrax robustus) close up showing venom droplets on fangs, bites were nearly always fatal before developing antivenom, Sydney, Bunya Pine Mountains National Park, Queensland



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