19th April 2020

In_pictures Your pictures on the theme of ‘insects’

In_pictures Your pictures on the theme of ‘insects’


  • in_pictures InsectPaul Granahan

    Paul Granahan: “While on holiday on Corfu, I went to a pond, hoping to photograph kingfishers, but ended up shooting insects, which were much more abundant.”

  • in_pictures Moth on a flowerDave Stewar

    Dave Stewart: “I don’t actually know what the insect is. I’m assuming it’s a moth. But it is beautiful – just hanging around until the Sun warms up his wings.”

  • in_pictures Insects in a webJustin Green

    Justin Green: “Dead insects caught in a spider’s web, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.”

  • in_pictures LadybirdRichard Hughes

    Richard Hughes: “I never would have known what a ladybird actually looked like below its beautiful outer shell, so lucky to catch this photo as it flew away.”

  • in_pictures Insects at Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands New ZealandNick Briggs

    Nick V Briggs took this picture, “while admiring the garden of James Busby, the first resident, who built a house in 1833 and it later became known as the Treaty House.”

  • in_pictures Metallic insectSunil Pareek

    Sunil Pareek: “This insect is wearing a nice looking metallic shield, though I can’t recognise it, but [it is a] beautiful one.”

  • in_pictures Dung beetles in Zambia's South Luangwa National ParkIan Salisbury

    Ian Salisbury: “Dung beetles are incredibly strong insects and can roll balls of animal dung many times their own weight. They are a common sight in Africa during wet weather as they collect dung for food or as brooding balls.”

  • in_pictures InsectMatthew Jeanes

    Matthew Jeanes : “A very chilled locust that landed on the balcony of our home in Phnom Penh and allowed me time to go and find my camera and fit the right lens for a close-up photo.”

  • in_pictures Beetle on a flowerSally Warden

    Sally Warden: “When taking photos of flowers in my garden, I often come across a wide variety of insects. I was drawn to a flowering shrub by the large number of bees buzzing around. However, I spotted this beautiful bright iridescent beetle amidst all the activity.”

  • in_pictures ButterflyMartin

    And finally, Martin took this pictures while working from home. The next theme is “at home” and the deadline for entries is 15 April 2020. Send pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or follow the link to “Upload your pictures here” below. Further details and terms can be found by following the link to “We set the theme, you take the pictures,” at the bottom of the page.


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