Collection of Insect images taken at the Macro level which helps to reveal details at magnification which would otherwise be lost to the naked eye, details which paint a very different picture of the micro or macroscopic world around us!

Macro Butterfly at Rest

Close-up macro shot of the Small White also known as Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae) at rest during a feeding forage. This is a very common butterfly found in many parts of the world.

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Pieris rapae butterfly macro

Close-up macro shot of the Small White also known as Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae) feeding on flowers of the Blue Rat’s Tail (Stachytarpheta cayennensis) plant. This is a very common butterfly found in many parts of the world.

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Dragonfly resting in orbs of light

Trithemis aurora dragonfly popularly known as the Crimson Marsh Glider perched on a stick overhanging a body of water which bounces reflected light of the sun through its highly detailed venated wings.

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Cabbage White Butterfly Macro

Macro image of the Small White also known as Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae) feeding on the purple flowers of the Blue Rat’s Tail (Stachytarpheta cayennensis) plant.

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Whip Scorpion Vinegaroon

Macro shot of a Whip Scorpion or Vinegaroon (also spelt Vinegarones or Vinegarroons) of the Thelyphonida Order of insects. The Whip Scorpion is of the class Arachnida and due to its resemblance to a true Scorpion with its whiplike tail has been given its common name. These Vinegaroons normally range … Read More

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Australian painted lady butterfly

Macro shot of the Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi) taking pollen from a flowering vegetable plant.

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Beautiful Demoiselle Damselfly

Calopteryx Virgo Damselfly commonly known as the Beautiful Demoiselle. A Damselfly that is fond of shady areas and normally found inhabiting woodland rivers where there is a lot of canopy cover.

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Beautiful Demoiselle Headshot

Calopteryx Virgo Damselfly commonly known as the Beautiful Demoiselle. A Damselfly that is fond of shady areas and normally found inhabiting woodland rivers where there is a lot of canopy cover.

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Sea Green Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio lorquinianus commonly known as the Radiant Swallowtail or the Sea Green Swallowtail. A beautiful species of butterfly with upper wing colour varying in strengths of electric green to turquoise blue colour and found mainly in the Philippines or on the Indonesian Islands of Borneo, Java, Sulawesi and Sumatra.

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Raphismia Bispina Dragonfly

Extreme macro shot of the face of Raphismia bispina Dragonfly more commonly known as the Mangrove Dwarf. As its common name suggests this dragonfly likes to dwell around mangrove areas and is one of the few dragonfly species that breeds in the mangrove’s saline waters. An uncommon and striking species.

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Urothemis signata dragonfly

Urothemis signata dragonfly commonly known as the Greater Crimson Glider perches on top of a small flower whilst observing its surroundings.

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Diplacodes trivialis female macro

Diplacodes trivialis female dragonfly commonly known as the ground skimmer, blue percher or chalky percher due to the colour of the male. The female is quite different with regard to the abdomen and thoracic regions being a completely different colour.

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Blue Percher dragonfly macro

Close-up head shot of Diplacodes trivialis male dragonfly commonly known as the ground skimmer, blue percher or chalky percher doing as its common name suggests and perching on a stick awaiting its prey.

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Orthetrum Villosovittatum Dragonfly

The female Orthetrum villosovittatum dragonfly. The female of the species are easily distinguished by the vibrant golden thorax and brown abdomen which makes this a truly beautiful and striking dragonfly.

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Crocothemis servilia dragonfly

Crocothemis servilia dragonfly commonly known as the Scarlet Skimmer at rest on an old dried flower awaiting its next meal to cross its path.

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Asphaera lustrans

Asphaera lustrans consumes a pumpkin flower in Malaysian Borneo

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Calliphoridae Blow Flies

Calliphoridae are taxonomically a family of of insects which includes the Blow Flies, Carrion Flies, Green Bottles and Blue Bottles and cluster flies. The maggots of these flies can be used with great success to heal wounds and eat away the offending bacteria.

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Colias philodice

Common Sulphur Butterfly or Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice) nectaring on wild flowers in Java, Indonesia

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Dysdercus cingulatus fabricius

Dysdercus Cingulatus fabricius commonly known as the Red Cotton Stainer Bug. They are called cotton stainers because their red bodies get crushed along with the cotton they eat when it is harvested, and these stains are difficult to remove.

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Cyana hamata

Cyana hamata is a moth of the arctiidae family and can be found in a number of asian countries. This one was spotted in North Sumatra, Indonesia

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Danaus Genutia

The Common Tiger Butterfly (Danaus genutia) also known as the Striped Tiger butterfly due to its appearance and is distributed throughout India and Srilanka through to Southeast Asia

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Hippotion celerio

Vine Hawk-Moth or Silver-Striped Hawk Moth (Hippotion celerio) caterpillar

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Oecophylla Weaver Ant

Weaver Ants in Borneo and other parts of the tropics are firey little creatures packing a serious punch to whom ever is at the receiving end of there bite. They are very protective and will do anything to defend their patch to the death!

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Neurothemis fluctuans

Neurothemis fluctuans commonly known as the Grasshawk Dragonfly seen in Borneo, Malaysia

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Orthetrum villoso vittatum

Orthetrum villoso vittatum female dragonfly more commonly referred to as the Fiery Skimmer spotted in Berastagi, Karo Highlands, North Sumatra, Indonesia

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Oxya velox

Oxya velox more commonly known as the Rice Grasshopper. It stands to reason they are in abundance throughout asia and can be a serious plant pest!

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Praying Mantis

Asian and tropical Praying Mantis (Mantodea) seen in Malaysian Borneo

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Trithemis aurora

Trithemis aurora male dragonfly commonly referred to as the Crimson Marsh Glider, habitats include ponds and lakes.This particular dragonfly was spotted on the shore of Kawah Sinabung (Sinabung Lake) in North Sumatra, Indonesia

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