wildlife-galleries.co.uk

These galleries are primarily based on European species of Birds, Mammals, Insects, Reptiles, Amphibians and Plants. Contained within the pages of this web site are hundreds of wildlife and nature photographs and images. The quality and breadth of wildlife images now available on this site makes wildlife-galleries.co.uk a premier source of high quality wildlife stock photographs. This site is split into 13 main galleries, these containing over 90 sub-galleries with over 6800 images attracting between 1000 to 2000 unique visitors per month.

The Insect Gallery contains over 2000 images within 12 sub-galleries grouped by insect type. The Moths sub-gallery is a collection of over 1000 images of macro and micro moths and is a useful resource in moth identification.
Ants, wasps, bees & Allies
Ants, wasps, bees & Allies
Ants, wasps, bees & Allies (Hymenoptera)
Beetles (Coleoptera)
Bugs (Hemiptera)
Butterflies
Butterflies
Butterflies can usually be told from moths (in the UK at least) by the clubbed antennae. Of course most moths are nocturnal but there are plenty of exceptions. Butterflies and moths make up the Lepidoptera (tile-winged), insects which have small overlapping scales on their wings. These scales are clear in some of the moth photos on this site but you have to use a hand-lens to see them with the naked eye. There are far more species of moths than butterflies in Europe. In the UK there are about 60 species of butterflies compared with nearly 2,500 moths... though many of these are quite rare and many are tiny.
Damselflies
Dragonflies
True flies (Diptera)
Moths
Moths
Scientists have divided moths into 'macro-moths' (the larger ones) and 'micro-moths'. For more information, see the introductions in the two sub-galleries. Each category is then further divided into several different families, genera and species.
Flies - Ephemeroptera
Neuroptera
Neuroptera
Lacewings and allies
Dictyoptera: Cockroaches
Mantodea - Mantises