Insect Gallery

Insect Gallery

The photos of the insects in this gallery were taken within foraging distance of my apiaries, here in rural Northumberland.

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Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus hortorum

Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus hortorum

Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus hortorum The common name of Bombus hortorum is the “garden bumble bee” and its
Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus lapidarius

Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus lapidarius

Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus lapidarius The common name Bombus lapidarius is the “red-tailed bumble bee” and its full
Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus lucorum

Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus lucorum

Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus lucorum The common name Bombus lucorum is the “white-tailed bumble bee” and its full
Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus Pratorum

Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus Pratorum

Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus pratorum The common name Bombus pratorum is the “Early bumble bee” and its full
Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus terrestris

Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus terrestris

Bee – Bumble Bee – Bombus terrestris The common name Bombus terrestris is the “Buff-tailed bumble bee” and its full
Bee – Nomad Bee – Nomada goodeniana

Bee – Nomad Bee – Nomada goodeniana

Bee – Nomad Bee – Nomada goodeniana The common name of Nomada Goodeniana is “the Gooden’s nomad bee”.  Its full
Beetle – Click Beetle – Cartharis rustica

Beetle – Click Beetle – Cartharis rustica

Beetle – Click Beetle – Cartharis rustica The full taxonomy of Cartharis rustica is:- Class – Insecta Order – Coleoptera
Beetle – Ladybird – 14 Spotted

Beetle – Ladybird – 14 Spotted

Beetle – Ladybird – 14 spotted The scientific name of the 14 spotted ladybird is Propylea 14-punctata and its full
Beetle – Ladybird – 2 spotted

Beetle – Ladybird – 2 spotted

Beetle – ladybird – 2 spotted The scientific name of the 2 spotted ladybird is Adalia 2-punctata and its full
Beetle – Ladybird – 7 spotted

Beetle – Ladybird – 7 spotted

Beetle – Ladybird – 7 spotted The scientific name of the 7 spotted ladybird is Coccinella 7-punctata and its full
Beetle – Leaf Beetle – Gastrophysa viridula

Beetle – Leaf Beetle – Gastrophysa viridula

Beetle – Leaf Beetle – Gastrophysa viridula The full taxonomy of Gastrophysa virdula is:- Class – Insecta Order – Coleoptera
Butterfly – Browns – Speckled wood – Pararge aegeria

Butterfly – Browns – Speckled wood – Pararge aegeria

Butterfly – Browns – Speckled wood – Pararge aegeria The full taxonomy of Pararge aegeria is:- Class – Insecta Order –
Butterfly – Large Skipper – Ochlodes venatus

Butterfly – Large Skipper – Ochlodes venatus

Butterfly – Large Skipper – Ochlodes venatus The full taxonomy of the Large Skipper Butterfly is: – Class – Insecta Order
Butterfly – Orange Tip – Anthocharis cardamines

Butterfly – Orange Tip – Anthocharis cardamines

Butterfly – Orange Tip – Anthocharis cardamines The full taxonomy of the Orange Tip Butterfly is: – Class – Insecta Order
Butterfly – Peacock – Inachis io

Butterfly – Peacock – Inachis io

Butterfly – Peacock – Inachis io The full taxonomy of the Peacock butterfly, Inachis io is:- Class – Insecta Order –
Butterfly – Small Tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae

Butterfly – Small Tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae

Butterfly – Small Tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae The full taxonomy of Aglais urticae is:- Class – Insecta Order – Lepidoptera Family
Butterfly – Wall brown – Lasiommata megera

Butterfly – Wall brown – Lasiommata megera

Butterfly – Wall brown – Lasiommata megera The full taxonomy of Lasiommata megera is:- Class – Insecta Order – Lepidoptera Family
Dragonfly – Azure Damselfly – Ceonagrion puella

Dragonfly – Azure Damselfly – Ceonagrion puella

Dragonfly – Azure Damselfly – Ceonagrion puella The full taxonomy of the Azure Damselfly is: – Class – Insecta Order –
Dragonfly – Common Blue Damselfly – Enallagma cyathigerum

Dragonfly – Common Blue Damselfly – Enallagma cyathigerum

Dragonfly – Common Blue Damselfly – Enallagma cyathigerum The full taxonomy of the Common Blue Damselfly is: – Class – Insecta
Dragonfly – Large Red Damselfly – Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Dragonfly – Large Red Damselfly – Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Dragonfly – Large Red Damselfly – Pyrrhosoma nymphula The full taxonomy of the Large Red Damselfly is: – Class – Insecta
Dragonfly – Southern Hawker – Aeshna cyanea

Dragonfly – Southern Hawker – Aeshna cyanea

Dragonfly – Southern Hawker – Aeshna cyanea The full taxonomy of the Southern Hawker Dragonfly is: – Class – Insecta Order
True Bug – Frog hopper – Cercopis vulnerata

True Bug – Frog hopper – Cercopis vulnerata

True Bug – Frog Hopper – Cercopis vulnerata Its common name is the “red-and-black frog hopper” and the full taxonomy
True Bug – Mirid Bug – Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus

True Bug – Mirid Bug – Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus

True Bug – Mirid Bug – Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus The full taxonomy of Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus is:- Class – Insecta Order – Hemiptera Family
True Bugs – Shield Bug – Picromerus bidens

True Bugs – Shield Bug – Picromerus bidens

True Bug – Shield Bug – Picromerus bidens Its common name is the “spiked shield bug” and the full taxonomy

Steven Falk’s book “A field guide to the Bees of Great Britian and Ireland” and Collins “Complete guide to British Insects” were useful books.  They helped with the identification and understanding of these insects.