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Firefly Books - This book provides a sneak peak into the diverse and often hidden world of nature's strangest insects.

Insects account for more than half of the more than 17,000,000 named species of living things. This fascinating book reveals a rare and close up look at the odd beauty of some of the strangest of these tiny creatures. Despite their large numbers, the world of these particularly weird insects exists largely hidden from our view. Included in the book are some of the most interesting insects from North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Weird Insects features:

Beautiful photographs that show the insects in the wild.
Informative captions that provide fascinating details about the lives of these intriguing creatures.
Rainbow Shield Bug (Calidea dregii) Endemic to Southern Africa. - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Rainbow Shield Bug (Calidea dregii) Endemic to Southern Africa.
Giraffe necked weevils (Trachelophorus giraffa) male. Endemic to Andasibe, Madagascar. - Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Giraffe necked weevils (Trachelophorus giraffa) male. Endemic to Andasibe, Madagascar.
Cicada against white background. Endemic to Montagne D'Ambre, Madagascar. - Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Cicada against white background. Endemic to Montagne D'Ambre, Madagascar.
Pink stink bug (Tessaratomidae). Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. - Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Pink stink bug (Tessaratomidae). Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Magpie Moth caterpillar (Abraxas grossulariata) showing warning colouration, photographed on a white background. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. June. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Magpie Moth caterpillar (Abraxas grossulariata) showing warning colouration, photographed on a white background. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. June.
Stinging caterpillar, Costa Rica - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Stinging caterpillar, Costa Rica
Dobsonfly (Chloronia mexicana) from Costa Rica - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Dobsonfly (Chloronia mexicana) from Costa Rica
Wide-armed mantis (Cilnia humeralis) reaching out, photographed on a white background, originating from Africa. Captive. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Wide-armed mantis (Cilnia humeralis) reaching out, photographed on a white background, originating from Africa. Captive.
Stink Bug Nymphs (Pentatomidae) three, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Stink Bug Nymphs (Pentatomidae) three, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, meetyourneighbours.net project
Rainbow scarab beetle (Phanaeus difformis) male, Texas, USA - John Abbott
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John Abbott / Rainbow scarab beetle (Phanaeus difformis) male, Texas, USA
Scorpionfly (Panorpa nuptialis) male, Texas, USA - John Abbott
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John Abbott / Scorpionfly (Panorpa nuptialis) male, Texas, USA
Grey caterpillar covered in defensive spines, photographed on a white background. Maroantsetra, Northeast Madagascar - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Grey caterpillar covered in defensive spines, photographed on a white background. Maroantsetra, Northeast Madagascar
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Rosemary beetle (Chrysolina americana) on white background. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Rosemary beetle (Chrysolina americana) on white background.
Owlfly (Libelloides coccajus) on grass, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Owlfly (Libelloides coccajus) on grass, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009
Hazelnut weevil (Curculio nucum) portrait, Surrey, England - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Hazelnut weevil (Curculio nucum) portrait, Surrey, England
Cylindrical leaf beetle (Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis) portrait, Surrey, England - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Cylindrical leaf beetle (Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis) portrait, Surrey, England
Longhorn beetle (Longicornia) captive, from Trinidad, West Indies - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Longhorn beetle (Longicornia) captive, from Trinidad, West Indies
Brassica Shield Bug (Eurydema oleracea / ornata) Endemic to Europe including Britain. - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Brassica Shield Bug (Eurydema oleracea / ornata) Endemic to Europe including Britain.
Weevil (Curculionoidae). Endemic to Anjozorobe, Madagascar. - Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Weevil (Curculionoidae). Endemic to Anjozorobe, Madagascar.
Lantern bug / Lantern fly (Pyrops sp.). Endemic to Sukau, Sabah, Borneo. - Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Lantern bug / Lantern fly (Pyrops sp.). Endemic to Sukau, Sabah, Borneo.
Shield bug (possibly Pygoplatys acutus). Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. - Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Shield bug (possibly Pygoplatys acutus). Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Leaf-mimic Katydid. Endemic to Anjozorobe, Madagascar. - Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Leaf-mimic Katydid. Endemic to Anjozorobe, Madagascar.
Trilobite beetle (Duliticola hoiseni). Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Borneo. - Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Trilobite beetle (Duliticola hoiseni). Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Borneo.
Elephant Hawkmoth (Deilephila elpenor) caterpillar showing eye spots mimicing a snake, photographed on a white background. Peak District National Park, UK. September. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Elephant Hawkmoth (Deilephila elpenor) caterpillar showing eye spots mimicing a snake, photographed on a white background. Peak District National Park, UK. September.
Shieldbug / Italian Striped-Bug / Minstrel Bug (Graphosoma lineatum) showing bold black and orange warning colours (aposematism) that warn of its foul taste. Photographed on a white background. Aosta... - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Shieldbug / Italian Striped-Bug / Minstrel Bug (Graphosoma lineatum) showing bold black and orange warning colours (aposematism) that warn of its foul taste. Photographed on a white background. Aosta...
Common field grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus) nymph, pink form photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Common field grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus) nymph, pink form photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
Tiger Beetle (Cicindela hybrida) overhead portrait,  photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Tiger Beetle (Cicindela hybrida) overhead portrait, photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
Macleay's spectre stick insect (Extatosoma tiaratum), captive, occurs Australasia - Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Macleay's spectre stick insect (Extatosoma tiaratum), captive, occurs Australasia
Giant cicada (Tacua speciosa) adult. Mount Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Joris van Alphen
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MYN / Joris van Alphen / Giant cicada (Tacua speciosa) adult. Mount Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia. meetyourneighbours.net project
Shield Bug (Loxa flavicollis) on plant, Sabal Palm sanctuary, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA, October. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Seth Patterson
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MYN / Seth Patterson / Shield Bug (Loxa flavicollis) on plant, Sabal Palm sanctuary, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA, October. meetyourneighbours.net project
Anacua tortoise beetle (Coptocycla texana) Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Seth Patterson
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MYN / Seth Patterson / Anacua tortoise beetle (Coptocycla texana) Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project
Tortoise beetle (Cassida sp) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, UK May 2012 BioBlitz,  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Tortoise beetle (Cassida sp) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, UK May 2012 BioBlitz, meetyourneighbours.net project
Orange ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, UK May 2012 BioBlitz,  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Orange ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, UK May 2012 BioBlitz, meetyourneighbours.net project
Flower beetle (Oedemera nobilis) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, UK May 2012 BioBlitz,  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Flower beetle (Oedemera nobilis) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, UK May 2012 BioBlitz, meetyourneighbours.net project
Dobsonfly (Corydalus luteus) male, from Costa Rica - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Dobsonfly (Corydalus luteus) male, from Costa Rica
Caterpillar larva of Buck moth (Hemileuca maia) feeding on leaf, Scotland County, North Carolina, USA, June, meetyourneighboursproject.net - MYN / Brady Beck
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MYN / Brady Beck / Caterpillar larva of Buck moth (Hemileuca maia) feeding on leaf, Scotland County, North Carolina, USA, June, meetyourneighboursproject.net
Feather horned beetle (Rhipicera femorata) Black Range, near Stawell, Western Victoria, Australia. February. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / John Tiddy
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MYN / John Tiddy / Feather horned beetle (Rhipicera femorata) Black Range, near Stawell, Western Victoria, Australia. February. meetyourneighbours.net project
Cow killer velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis) Everglades NP, Florida, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Mac Stone
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MYN / Mac Stone / Cow killer velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis) Everglades NP, Florida, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Jungle nymph (Heteropteryx sp) photographed on a white background. Captive. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Jungle nymph (Heteropteryx sp) photographed on a white background. Captive.
Treehopper (Membracidae) Concord, Massachusetts, USA,  June. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Treehopper (Membracidae) Concord, Massachusetts, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Green Katydid (Amblycorpha sp) on green leaf, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Green Katydid (Amblycorpha sp) on green leaf, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Ant Lion (Palpares libelluloides) male at rest with wings closed, Italy, July.  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Ant Lion (Palpares libelluloides) male at rest with wings closed, Italy, July. meetyourneighbours.net project
Death's head hawkmoth caterpillar (Acherontia atropos) on twig, UK. Captive bred. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Death's head hawkmoth caterpillar (Acherontia atropos) on twig, UK. Captive bred.
Six-spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, May. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Six-spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, May. meetyourneighbours.net project
Male Eastern rhinoceros beetle (Dynastes tityus) - John Abbott
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John Abbott / Male Eastern rhinoceros beetle (Dynastes tityus)
Scopoli's weevil (Otiorhynchus gemmatus), Slovenia, Europe, July.  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Marko Masterl
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MYN / Marko Masterl / Scopoli's weevil (Otiorhynchus gemmatus), Slovenia, Europe, July. meetyourneighbours.net project
Ironclad beetle (Zopherus nodulosus haldemani) Texas, USA - John Abbott
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John Abbott / Ironclad beetle (Zopherus nodulosus haldemani) Texas, USA
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