Neil Challis / Weaver ant (Oecophylla sp.) workers using their mandibles to pull two leaves together as part of their nest building process, Western Thailand.
Neil Challis / Weaver ants (Oecophylla sp.) attacking and pulling the legs of a Formicine ant (Polyrhachis proxima) on the forest floor, Western Thailand.
Neil Challis / Weaver ants (Oecophylla sp.) pulling apart a Kapok bug (Probergrothius nigricornis) and carrying it back to their nest, Western Thailand.
Matt Roseveare / Blackfly larva (Simulium spp.) feeding on particlate on riverbed, Cornwall, UK, April. Controlled conditions.
Matt Roseveare / Caddisfly larva (Trichoptera) building armoured casing / case with pebbles on riverbed, Cornwall, UK, April. Controlled conditions.
Matt Roseveare / White-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) de-shelling caddisfly larva (Trichoptera) then eating it, River Kennal, Cornwall, UK, February.
Oliver Wright / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) sequence showing landing and taking off from a Greater knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa) flower. Yorkshire, UK. Digital composite.
Eduardo Blanco / Pale burrower mayfly (Ephoron virgo), swarming in the millions on street at night, appearing like snow. Mayflies recently hatched. Tudela, La Ribera de Navarra, Navarre, Spain, August.
Kim Taylor / Female Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) stocking her nest in a glass tube with nectar and pollen before laying an egg, followed by her sealing the cell with mud, Surrey, UK, April.
Kim Taylor / Male Cockchafer beetle (Melolontha melolontha) unfolding its wings before taking off to fly away, Surrey, UK, May.
David Weiller / Atta leaf-cutter ants (Genus atta) harvesting leaves and pink flower petals, Ecuador, February.
Nick Upton / Heath sand wasp (Ammophila pubescens) excavating a nest burrow in a bare sandy patch of heathland, flying back and forth, carrying away balls of sand between its mandibles and its raised front legs, D...
John Chan / Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) nectaring on a Sweet scabious (Scabiosa atropurpurea), Orange County, California, USA, May.
Robert Thompson / African golden emperor moth (Gonimbrasia krucki), close up of male head , Kenya, Africa Controlled conditions.
Carlos Zorrilla / Male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) on an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower trying to remove pollinia attached to its back, Ecuador, April.
Nick Upton / Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) nectaring on a Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flowerhead among many Common daisies (Bellis perennis) on a lawn left unmown to allow wild flowers to bloom t...
John Chan / Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) taking flight from a Pride of madeira (Echium candicans) after contact with a Honey bee (Apis mellifera), Southern California, USA, April.
Kim Taylor / Female Mosquito (Culex pipiens) emerging from its aquatic pupa, June.
Kim Taylor / Peacock butterfly (Aglais io) caterpillar suspending itself from a silk pad by its rear prolegs before shedding its larval skin and emerging as a pupa, June.
Kim Taylor / Female Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) returning to her nest hole in a dead holly trunk, April.
Solvin Zankl / Female Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) boring into oak tree acorn to lay eggs, Lower Saxonian Elbe Valley Reserve, Germany, September.
Ross Hoddinott / Small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene) roosting on Hard fern (Blechnum spicant) fiddlehead. Marsland Valley Wildlife Trusts Reserve, Cornwall, England, UK. June.
Ross Hoddinott / Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) resting on Devil's bit scabious (Succisa pratensis). Devon, England, UK. August.
Stephen Dalton / Indian leaf butterfly (Kallima paralekta) in flight.
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Golden Birdwing butterfly (Troides aeacus) Sheding Forest park, Kenting National Park, Taiwan
Stephen Dalton / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) male in flight amongst Lady's smock or Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis),England.
Stephen Dalton / Black witch moth (Ascalapha odorata) in flight, Venezuela. This large moth has a 7 inch wingspan. Wingscales being shed during flight.
Sven Zacek / Brimstone butterfly(Gonepteryx rhamni) male and female during mating flight, early spring. Tartumaa county, Southern Estonia. May.
Ernie Janes / Small white butterfly (Pieris rapae) and Small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) in flight, Norfolk, England, UK, June.
Ripan Biswas / Ant-mimicking crab spider (Amyciaea lineatipes) predating a weaver ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) . Ant-mimicking crab spiders live around ant colonies. Buxa tiger reserve, India. Winning Portfolio of th...
Oliver Wright / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) photographed in early morning light. Ledston, Yorkshire, June. Focus stacked image.
Oliver Wright / Portrait of a Emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa) Yorkshire, August. Focus stacked image.
Oliver Wright / Portrait of a Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Yorkshire, July. Focus stacked image.
Edwin Giesbers / RF - Cockchafer beetle (Melolontha melolontha). France. May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Edwin Giesbers / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) male resting in dappled light created by dew droplets. The Netherlands. April.
Edwin Giesbers / RF - White-legged damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes) peering over Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) flower. The Netherlands. August. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free...
Edwin Giesbers / Small pearl bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene) resting on stem. The Netherlands. August.
Edwin Giesbers / Common red soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) pair mating amongst flowers. The Netherlands. July.
Edwin Giesbers / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines), two females on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) in marshy grassland, egg visible on stem. April 2009.
Edwin Giesbers / Firefly (Lamprohiza splendidula) light trails in woodland at night, multiple exposure. The Netherlands. June.
Edwin Giesbers / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) two females on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis). The Netherlands. March.
Edwin Giesbers / Small pearl bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene), two resting on Scabious. The Netherlands. July.
Ingo Arndt / Close up of Honey bees (Apis mellifera) forming 'chains' and a 'ball' at the top of their tree hole nest as they establish a colony, Germany.
Ingo Arndt / Honey bees (Apis mellifera), drinking water on hot summer day, Germany.
Lucas Bustamante / Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) flying during a warm morning. When the overwintering period draws to an end large numbers become active. Michoacan, Mexico, February.
John Waters / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) approaching hive entrance, with trails of departing bees visible. Urban garden, Bristol, UK, May.