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
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
4 24
Terrestial animals
1 1

Random files - Animalia (or fauna)
Small Green Lacewing eyeball380 viewsChrysoperla carnea
20x stack of eyeball
Eristalinus aeneus (m)315 viewsInvasive species from Europe
Humpback Whale307 views
Madagascan sunset moth378 viewsChrysiridia rhipheus
40x optical magnification

Last additions - Animalia (or fauna)
Eupholus magnificus693 views"Pinned" after relaxing to allow repositioning of antennaeMar 15, 2011
Eupholus magnificus687 viewsMar 15, 2011
Eupholus magnificus670 viewsMar 15, 2011
Eupholus magnificus666 viewsMar 15, 2011