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)
RoadRunner-Portrait.jpg
Road Runner headshot233 views
2009-07-21-Chrysoperia-carnea-face.jpg
Small Green Lacewing300 viewsChrysoperla carnea
2009-09-19-Efferia-aestuans-male-profile.jpg
Efferia aestuans (m)313 views
2010-03-31-Osmia-cornuta-front-leg.jpg
Osmia cornuta (f)290 viewsFore leg

Last additions - Animalia (or fauna)
2011-03-15-Eupholus-magnificus-pinned.jpg
Eupholus magnificus564 views"Pinned" after relaxing to allow repositioning of antennaeMar 15, 2011
2011-03-15-Eupholus-magnificus-frontal.jpg
Eupholus magnificus558 viewsMar 15, 2011
2011-03-13-Eupholus-magnificus.jpg
Eupholus magnificus549 viewsMar 15, 2011
2011-03-13-Eupholus-magnificus-head.jpg
Eupholus magnificus542 viewsMar 15, 2011