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)
2009-06-01-phaonia-subventa-1.jpg
Phaonia subventa or rufiventris, male270 views
2009-07-26-Tachina-fera-profile.jpg
Tachina fera283 views
2009-08-21-Tabanus-nigrovittatus-f-flateral.jpg
Tabanus nigovittatus (f)310 viewsGreenhead
Body length approx 12mm
2009-08-20-Tabanus-nigrovittatus-f-profile.jpg
Tabanus nigovittatus (f)320 viewsGreenhead
Eye colour has faded - typicallt only last approx 1 wk after insect is dead

Last additions - Animalia (or fauna)
2011-03-15-Eupholus-magnificus-pinned.jpg
Eupholus magnificus630 views"Pinned" after relaxing to allow repositioning of antennaeMar 15, 2011
2011-03-15-Eupholus-magnificus-frontal.jpg
Eupholus magnificus625 viewsMar 15, 2011
2011-03-13-Eupholus-magnificus.jpg
Eupholus magnificus616 viewsMar 15, 2011
2011-03-13-Eupholus-magnificus-head.jpg
Eupholus magnificus609 viewsMar 15, 2011