TIRPOR - The Irrational Pursuit Of Reason

Andrew Cockburn photography

Category Albums Files
InsectsVarious insect images, some shot "live", some are "stacked" dead specimens. Check out this page for info on macro equipment and techniques: www.tirpor.com/information/macro_top.htm

As there over a million different insect species known to science, and possibly another 10-20 million yet to be described, I will not be in the slightest bit offended if anyone wants to offer alternative identifications to those shown here.
1 0
ColeopteraBeetles ....
6 24
DipteraTrue flies - robber flies, mosquitoes & midges, blow-flies, etc
10 69
HemipteraTrue bugs
2 4
HomopteraCicadas, Planthoppers, Aphids and Scale Insects
1 1
HymenopteraAnts, wasps, bees and their relatives.
3 15
LepidopteraButterflies and moths
5 24
MecopteraScorpion Flies
1 2
NeuropteraLacewings
1 4
OdonataDragonflies and damsel flies
2 8
Haven't a clue ..... as yet unidentified
AquaticAquatic / underwater wildlife
1 2
AvianLike it says - birds ....
5 20
Mammals
4 24
Terrestial animals
Reptiles
1 1

Random files - Animalia (or fauna)
2009-07-21-Midge-antennae-partial-2.jpg
Midge antennae223 viewsProbably a Chironomus plumonus male
Amazing what you can do when stacking images with a <10um depth of field !
2009-07-26-Tachina_fera-face.jpg
Tachina fera182 views
2010-04-01-Osmia-cornuta-hamuli-2.jpg
Hamuli258 views40x optical magnification
2010-08-Lasius_niger-f.jpg
Lasius niger Black Ant.255 views
Queen with one wing remaining after mating flight.
Body size approx 10mm

Last additions - Animalia (or fauna)
2011-03-15-Eupholus-magnificus-pinned.jpg
Eupholus magnificus445 views"Pinned" after relaxing to allow repositioning of antennaeMar 15, 2011
2011-03-15-Eupholus-magnificus-frontal.jpg
Eupholus magnificus443 viewsMar 15, 2011
2011-03-13-Eupholus-magnificus.jpg
Eupholus magnificus438 viewsMar 15, 2011
2011-03-13-Eupholus-magnificus-head.jpg
Eupholus magnificus434 viewsMar 15, 2011