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)
2009-07-18-xylophagus-ater.jpg
Xylophagus ater261 views
2009-08-23-Xenox-tigrinus-lateral.jpg
Xenox tigrinus293 viewsTiger Bee Fly
2010-03-17-Chrysiridia_rhipheus-3.jpg
Madagascan sunset moth312 viewsChrysiridia rhipheus
10x optical magnification
2010-04-01-Osmia-cornuta-hamuli-2.jpg
Hamuli395 views40x optical magnification

Last additions - Animalia (or fauna)
2011-03-15-Eupholus-magnificus-pinned.jpg
Eupholus magnificus657 views"Pinned" after relaxing to allow repositioning of antennaeMar 15, 2011
2011-03-15-Eupholus-magnificus-frontal.jpg
Eupholus magnificus652 viewsMar 15, 2011
2011-03-13-Eupholus-magnificus.jpg
Eupholus magnificus640 viewsMar 15, 2011
2011-03-13-Eupholus-magnificus-head.jpg
Eupholus magnificus631 viewsMar 15, 2011