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.
Kim Taylor / Rainbow Shield Bug (Calidea dregii) Endemic to Southern Africa.
Chris Mattison / Giraffe necked weevils (Trachelophorus giraffa) male. Endemic to Andasibe, Madagascar.
Chris Mattison / Cicada against white background. Endemic to Montagne D'Ambre, Madagascar.
Chris Mattison / Pink stink bug (Tessaratomidae). Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Alex Hyde / Magpie Moth caterpillar (Abraxas grossulariata) showing warning colouration, photographed on a white background. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. June.
Kim Taylor / Stinging caterpillar, Costa Rica
Kim Taylor / Dobsonfly (Chloronia mexicana) from Costa Rica
Alex Hyde / Wide-armed mantis (Cilnia humeralis) reaching out, photographed on a white background, originating from Africa. Captive.
MYN / Clay Bolt / Stink Bug Nymphs (Pentatomidae) three, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, meetyourneighbours.net project
John Abbott / Rainbow scarab beetle (Phanaeus difformis) male, Texas, USA
John Abbott / Scorpionfly (Panorpa nuptialis) male, Texas, USA
Alex Hyde / Grey caterpillar covered in defensive spines, photographed on a white background. Maroantsetra, Northeast Madagascar
Alex Hyde / Rosemary beetle (Chrysolina americana) on white background.
Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Owlfly (Libelloides coccajus) on grass, Queyras Natural Park, France, May 2009
Kim Taylor / Hazelnut weevil (Curculio nucum) portrait, Surrey, England
Kim Taylor / Cylindrical leaf beetle (Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis) portrait, Surrey, England
Kim Taylor / Longhorn beetle (Longicornia) captive, from Trinidad, West Indies
Kim Taylor / Brassica Shield Bug (Eurydema oleracea / ornata) Endemic to Europe including Britain.
Chris Mattison / Weevil (Curculionoidae). Endemic to Anjozorobe, Madagascar.
Chris Mattison / Lantern bug / Lantern fly (Pyrops sp.). Endemic to Sukau, Sabah, Borneo.
Chris Mattison / Shield bug (possibly Pygoplatys acutus). Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Chris Mattison / Leaf-mimic Katydid. Endemic to Anjozorobe, Madagascar.
Chris Mattison / Trilobite beetle (Duliticola hoiseni). Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Borneo.
Alex Hyde / Elephant Hawkmoth (Deilephila elpenor) caterpillar showing eye spots mimicing a snake, photographed on a white background. Peak District National Park, UK. September.
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...
Alex Hyde / Common field grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus) nymph, pink form photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
Alex Hyde / Tiger Beetle (Cicindela hybrida) overhead portrait, photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.