The Best Insect Photos of 2008...

...as judged by an utterly impartial panel of one here at Myrmecos Blog. These are photographs that caught my eye and my imagination over the past year.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Globular Springtail, by Brian Valentine

Globular Springtail, by Brian Valentine

Horsefly, by Igor Siwanwicz

Horsefly, by Igor Siwanowicz

Angry Queen, by Piotr Naskrecki

Angry Queen, by Piotr Naskrecki

Bee in Natural Light, by Dalantech

Bee in Natural Light, by Dalantech

Tenhave Woods, by Rick Lieder

Tenhave Woods, by Rick Lieder

Painted Grasshopper, by Mundo Poco

Painted Grasshopper, by Mundo Poco

Dragonfly, by Necip Perver

Dragonfly, by Necip Perver

Untitled, by Martin Amm

Untitled, by Martin Amm

Gotcha!, by Marsel van Oosten

Gotcha!, by Marsel van Oosten

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Alex

Sorry the photo of the year to me is Lonely its just brilliant its got everything.

The photos you have selected are very good but they just cannot match it.

By Jack Jumper (not verified) on 01 Dec 2008 #permalink

Thanks, Alex. I'm honored to be included on your list, especially with an ant.

The photograph was taken during a cold spring rain amid much silent cursing. I'm glad I persevered.

I like the springtail!

By ihateaphids (not verified) on 02 Dec 2008 #permalink

Great stuff!

I may be wrong, but the painted grasshopper is a lubber. The Photo is much better than one I took in Arizona.

Great photos.

By JefFlyingV (not verified) on 24 Dec 2009 #permalink