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Insect photography is a challenging hobby and a great way to learn more about insect behavior. Enjoy these online galleries of photos, and find tips and ideas for how to take your own.

Sphinx Moths of the World
Sphinx moths are strong, rapid fliers with thick bodies and pointed abdomens. Their distinct body shape and large size make them easy to recognize and fun to photograph.

Arthropods of the Mekong - Arthropod Finds of the Greater Mekong
Some of the richest and most valuable habitats on Earth can be found in the Greater Mekong, a region comprising Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan Province of the People's Republic of China. Among invertebrates alone, thousands of new specimens were discovered. Here's five of the coolest arthropod finds.

Stinging Caterpillars - Butterfly and Moth Caterpillars That Sting
Stinging caterpillars use poison-filled bristles to defend themselves from predators. If you touch a stinging caterpillar, you'll know it by the burning, itching, or just plain painful sensation that follows. These pictures will help you learn to recognize stinging caterpillars - before you touch them.

Viral Email Pictures of Bees in the BBQ
A man in Australia saw some bees around his BBQ, and decided to take matters into his own hands. He took photos to document how he destroyed the honeybees, and emailed the pictures to a few people. The email quickly went viral. Many people were angered by his actions. Did he do the right thing?

Live Butterflies at the American Museum of Natural History
Want to see live tropical butterflies in winter? The American Museum of Natural History in New York City exhibits live butterflies in an indoor butterfly conservatory. The butterfly exhibit is open from October to May.

Tussock Moth Caterpillars
The Tussock Moth caterpillars, family Lymantriidae, are voracious eaters capable of defoliating entire forests. This photo gallery identifies and describes nine tussock moth caterpillars.

My Visit to the Butterfly Farm in Aruba
I never miss a chance to see tropical butterflies, so I was excited to visit the Butterfly Farm in Aruba. These are some photos I took at the Butterfly Farm.

Monarch Butterfly Emerging from a Chrysalis
A collection of photographs taken as a Monarch butterfly emerged from its chrysalis. The series of photos begins with the chrysalis beginning to split, and ends with the Monarch's wings fully expanded.

More than just a clearinghouse for information, this site helps expand on the natural histories of our subjects. By capturing the place and time that submitted images were taken, BugGuide.net is creating a virtual collection that helps define where and when things might be found.

Butterfly Photo Guidebook -- from Butterfly World
This guide has beautiful photographs of a few dozen tropical butterflies. There are no descriptions, but you can view the photos and see if you have a match. Even if you don't have a butterfly to identify, take a look at these incredible tropical insects.

Cedar Creek Insect Photo Album
The University of Minnesota owns the Cedar Creek Natural History Area, where researchers study insect populations. This photo album is arranged by taxonomic order.

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