Alex Hyde / Leaf-cutter ants (Atta cephalotes) carrying pieces of leaf that they have harvested back to their underground fungus garden in their nest, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Photographed in mobile field studi...
James Dunbar / Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp.) communicating. Guadeloupe National Park, Guadeloupe, Leeward Islands.
Bence Mate / Leafcutter ants (Atta sp) colony harvesting pieces of a banana leaf, Costa Rica.
Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying colourful plant matter, reflected in water, Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica
Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying plant matter, Costa Rica.
Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) carrying colourful pieces of plant material, Santa Rita, Costa Rica.
MYN / JP Lawrence / Velvet ant (Dasymutilla quadriguttata) Oxford, Mississippi, USA. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Solvin Zankl / Gall wasp (Cynips quercusfolii) emerging from the oak gall. Germany, October.
James Dunbar / Close-up of a Sweat bee (Lasioglossum) nectaring on a flower before grooming itself and taking off, England, UK, September.
James Dunbar / Close-up of a Sweat bee (Lasioglossum) nectaring on a flower before taking off, England, UK, September.
James Dunbar / Sweat bee (Lasioglossum) nectaring on a flower, England, UK, September.
James Dunbar / Sweat bee (Lasioglossum) condensing nectar on a Thistle (Cirsium) flower, England, UK, September.
Bence Mate / Leafcutter ants (Atta sp) colony harvesting a banana leaf, Costa Rica. 3rd place in the Insects and Spiders category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards competitions 2015.
Steve Downer / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) fast motion of bee collecting pollen from begonia flower and flying lies off. Birmingham UK. September.
Pascal Pittorino / Mining bee (Andrena) male and female mating on flower, Var, Provence, France, April.
Pascal Pittorino / European honey bee (Apis mellifera) collecting pollen and nectar from Borage (Borago officinalis) Var, Provence, France, March.
Dong Lei / Himalayan honeybee (Apis laboriosa) Mount Namjagbarwa, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon National Park, Nyingchi Prefecture, Tibet, China. October.
Nature Production / Kuronagaari ant (Messor aciculatus) carrying dandelion seed.