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Green-veined white butterfly (Pieris napi) resting on Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
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Bernard Castelein / Green-veined white butterfly (Pieris napi) resting on Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
Speckled bush cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) resting on leaf, Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
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Bernard Castelein / Speckled bush cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) resting on leaf, Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) on web guarding spiderlings, Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
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Bernard Castelein / Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) on web guarding spiderlings, Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) on web guarding spiderlings, Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
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Bernard Castelein / Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) on web guarding spiderlings, Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
Grayling butterfly (Coenonympha pamphilus) resting on St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) seedheads, Klein Schietveld, Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
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Bernard Castelein / Grayling butterfly (Coenonympha pamphilus) resting on St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) seedheads, Klein Schietveld, Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
Raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) resting on Tansy flowers (Tanacetum vulgare), Klein Schietveld, Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
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Bernard Castelein / Raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) resting on Tansy flowers (Tanacetum vulgare), Klein Schietveld, Brasschaat, Belgium. August.
Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) female, resting on dew covered wrapping cover of its breeding ball, Klein Schietveld, Brasschaat, Belgium. July.
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Bernard Castelein / Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) female, resting on dew covered wrapping cover of its breeding ball, Klein Schietveld, Brasschaat, Belgium. July.
Booted macaque (Macaca ochreata ochreata) pair. One animal is grooming the other before it stops and watches a fly. Safari North Wildlife Park, Brainerd, Minnesota. Captive.
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Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Booted macaque (Macaca ochreata ochreata) pair. One animal is grooming the other before it stops and watches a fly. Safari North Wildlife Park, Brainerd, Minnesota. Captive.
Nubian soemmerring's gazelle (Nanger soemmerringii) male looking around. A fly is irritating the Gazelle, causing it to move its head erratically. Al Bustan Zoological Centre, Sharjah. Captive.
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Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Nubian soemmerring's gazelle (Nanger soemmerringii) male looking around. A fly is irritating the Gazelle, causing it to move its head erratically. Al Bustan Zoological Centre, Sharjah. Captive.
Tracking shot of an American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) female, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Controlled conditions.
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Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Tracking shot of an American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) female, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Controlled conditions.
Bartram's scrub-hairstreak (Strymon acis bartrami) moving its antennae, Pine Rocklands, Florida, USA. Controlled conditions.
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Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Bartram's scrub-hairstreak (Strymon acis bartrami) moving its antennae, Pine Rocklands, Florida, USA. Controlled conditions.
Gray's leaf insects (Pulchriphyllium bioculatum) moving their legs, Taman Mini, Jakarta. Captive.
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Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Gray's leaf insects (Pulchriphyllium bioculatum) moving their legs, Taman Mini, Jakarta. Captive.
Robber fly (Stenopogon sp.) feeding on hoverfly prey, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Robber fly (Stenopogon sp.) feeding on hoverfly prey, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Robber fly (Stenopogon sp.) portrait, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Robber fly (Stenopogon sp.) portrait, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Marbled orchard tortrix moth (Hedya nubiferana) resting on a leaf, Eastern Rhodope, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Marbled orchard tortrix moth (Hedya nubiferana) resting on a leaf, Eastern Rhodope, Bulgaria. May.
Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena), newly emerged adult, resting on Birthwort (Aristolochia clematitis) stem, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena), newly emerged adult, resting on Birthwort (Aristolochia clematitis) stem, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) portrait, Western Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) portrait, Western Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Green drake mayfly (Ephemera danica) resting on dew-covered grass, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Green drake mayfly (Ephemera danica) resting on dew-covered grass, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Black-veined white butterfly (Aporia crataegi) roosting on Burnt orchid (Orchis ustulata), Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Black-veined white butterfly (Aporia crataegi) roosting on Burnt orchid (Orchis ustulata), Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Black-veined white butterfly (Aporia crataegi) roosting on Burnt orchid (Orchis ustulata), Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Black-veined white butterfly (Aporia crataegi) roosting on Burnt orchid (Orchis ustulata), Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena) newly emerged adult, resting on its food plant, Birthwort (Aristolochia clematitis), near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena) newly emerged adult, resting on its food plant, Birthwort (Aristolochia clematitis), near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Horned treehopper (Centrotus cornutus) portrait, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Horned treehopper (Centrotus cornutus) portrait, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Five Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena) eggs laid on Birthwort (Aristolochia clematitis) leaf, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Five Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena) eggs laid on Birthwort (Aristolochia clematitis) leaf, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Horned treehopper (Centrotus cornutus) portrait, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Horned treehopper (Centrotus cornutus) portrait, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena) newly emerged adult, resting on Goosegrass, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena) newly emerged adult, resting on Goosegrass, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena) newly emerged adult, resting on Goosegrass, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena) newly emerged adult, resting on Goosegrass, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena), newly emerged adult, resting on Birthwort (Aristolochia clematitis), near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena), newly emerged adult, resting on Birthwort (Aristolochia clematitis), near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Two Southern festoon butterflies (Zerynthia polyxena), newly emerged adults, resting on grasses, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Two Southern festoon butterflies (Zerynthia polyxena), newly emerged adults, resting on grasses, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena), newly emerged adult, resting on plant stem, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
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Guy Edwardes / Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena), newly emerged adult, resting on plant stem, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. May.
Marsh fritillary butterfly (Euphydryas aurinia) roosting on Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Marsh fritillary butterfly (Euphydryas aurinia) roosting on Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) roosting, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) roosting, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Two Apollo (Parnassius apollo) butterflies roosting, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Two Apollo (Parnassius apollo) butterflies roosting, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) roosting, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) roosting, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) basking in morning sunlight, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) basking in morning sunlight, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) basking in morning sunlight, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) basking in morning sunlight, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Three Transparent burnet moths (Zygaena purpuralis) roosting on Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) flower, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Three Transparent burnet moths (Zygaena purpuralis) roosting on Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) flower, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) basking in morning sunlight, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) basking in morning sunlight, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
European tarantula (Lycosa praegrandis) female, resting on rock in dry grassland habitat, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / European tarantula (Lycosa praegrandis) female, resting on rock in dry grassland habitat, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
European tarantula (Lycosa praegrandis) female, resting on rock in dry grassland habitat, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / European tarantula (Lycosa praegrandis) female, resting on rock in dry grassland habitat, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebejus argus) resting on a stem, backlit at sunset, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebejus argus) resting on a stem, backlit at sunset, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Small skipper butterflies (Thymelicus sylvestris) pair mating, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Small skipper butterflies (Thymelicus sylvestris) pair mating, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Spotted fritillary butterfly (Melitaea didyma) resting on flower, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Spotted fritillary butterfly (Melitaea didyma) resting on flower, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Alder spittlebug (Aphrophora alni) resting on nettle stem, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Alder spittlebug (Aphrophora alni) resting on nettle stem, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Alder spittlebug (Aphrophora alni) resting on nettle stem, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Alder spittlebug (Aphrophora alni) resting on nettle stem, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Amanda's blue butterfly (Polyommatus amandus) feeding on salts on damp ground, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Amanda's blue butterfly (Polyommatus amandus) feeding on salts on damp ground, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Large skipper butterfly (Ochlodes sylvanus) feeding on salts on damp ground, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Large skipper butterfly (Ochlodes sylvanus) feeding on salts on damp ground, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Twin-spot fritillary butterfly (Brenthis hecate) resting on scabious (Scabiosa sp.) flower, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Twin-spot fritillary butterfly (Brenthis hecate) resting on scabious (Scabiosa sp.) flower, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) resting on Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare) with mountains in background, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) resting on Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare) with mountains in background, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) resting on Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare), Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) resting on Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare), Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Black-veined moth (Siona lineata) portrait, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Black-veined moth (Siona lineata) portrait, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) resting on Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare) with mountains in background, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) resting on Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare) with mountains in background, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) resting on Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare), Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) resting on Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare), Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
European tarantula (Lycosa praegrandis) female, resting on rock in dry grassland habitat, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / European tarantula (Lycosa praegrandis) female, resting on rock in dry grassland habitat, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
European tarantula (Lycosa praegrandis) female, resting on rock in dry grassland habitat, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / European tarantula (Lycosa praegrandis) female, resting on rock in dry grassland habitat, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
European tarantula (Lycosa praegrandis) female, resting on rock in dry grassland habitat, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / European tarantula (Lycosa praegrandis) female, resting on rock in dry grassland habitat, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
Antlion (Palpares libelluloides) imago clinging to Lavender (Lavandula sp.) flower in lavender field, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Antlion (Palpares libelluloides) imago clinging to Lavender (Lavandula sp.) flower in lavender field, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
Eastern festoon butterfly (Allancastria cerisyi) resting among wildflowers, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Eastern festoon butterfly (Allancastria cerisyi) resting among wildflowers, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
Eastern festoon butterfly (Allancastria cerisyi) resting on flower, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Eastern festoon butterfly (Allancastria cerisyi) resting on flower, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
Eastern festoon butterfly (Allancastria cerisyi) resting on flower, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Eastern festoon butterfly (Allancastria cerisyi) resting on flower, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
Spotted fritillary butterfly (Melitaea didyma) on Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) in wildflower meadow at sunset, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Spotted fritillary butterfly (Melitaea didyma) on Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) in wildflower meadow at sunset, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
False eros blue butterfly (Polyommatus eroides) resting on grass seedhead, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / False eros blue butterfly (Polyommatus eroides) resting on grass seedhead, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Silver-studded blue butterflies (Plebejus argus) pair mating, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Silver-studded blue butterflies (Plebejus argus) pair mating, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) resting on flower, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) resting on flower, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
European paper wasp (Polistes dominula) drinking from puddle in hot weather, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / European paper wasp (Polistes dominula) drinking from puddle in hot weather, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Spoonwing lacewing (Nemoptera sinuata) warming itself at sunrise, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Spoonwing lacewing (Nemoptera sinuata) warming itself at sunrise, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Spoonwing lacewing (Nemoptera sinuata) warming itself at sunrise, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Spoonwing lacewing (Nemoptera sinuata) warming itself at sunrise, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Spoonwing lacewing (Nemoptera sinuata) warming itself at sunrise, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Spoonwing lacewing (Nemoptera sinuata) warming itself at sunrise, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Spoonwing lacewing (Nemoptera sinuata) warming itself at sunrise, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Spoonwing lacewing (Nemoptera sinuata) warming itself at sunrise, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. June.
Spotted fritillary butterfly (Melitaea didyma) feeding on Mediterranean hartwort (Tordylium apulum) flower, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
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Guy Edwardes / Spotted fritillary butterfly (Melitaea didyma) feeding on Mediterranean hartwort (Tordylium apulum) flower, near Bratsigovo, Bulgaria. June.
Yellow meadow ants (Lasius flavus) winged male alates and larger female alates or queens gathering on a stone garden wall on a warm summer day. Preparing to fly off after emerging from a nest in a gar...
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Nick Upton / Yellow meadow ants (Lasius flavus) winged male alates and larger female alates or queens gathering on a stone garden wall on a warm summer day. Preparing to fly off after emerging from a nest in a gar...
Yellow meadow ants (Lasius flavus), wingless orange workers, winged male alates and larger female alates or queens gathering on a stone garden wall on a warm summer day. Preparing to fly off after eme...
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Nick Upton / Yellow meadow ants (Lasius flavus), wingless orange workers, winged male alates and larger female alates or queens gathering on a stone garden wall on a warm summer day. Preparing to fly off after eme...
Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) emerging from its nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) emerging from its nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) nest burrow in an insect hotel, partially sealed up with a cellophane-like secretion, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) nest burrow in an insect hotel, partially sealed up with a cellophane-like secretion, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) excavating a nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) excavating a nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, resting on a  Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf within its territory in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, resting on a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf within its territory in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, about to fly off with a bundle of hairs scraped from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf to line the nest, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, about to fly off with a bundle of hairs scraped from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf to line the nest, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, hovering near a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flower, patrolling its territory in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, hovering near a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flower, patrolling its territory in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, scraping hairs from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf to line her nest with, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, scraping hairs from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf to line her nest with, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, emerging from an insect hotel in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, emerging from an insect hotel in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, pushing out wood shavings she has cut while enlarging a nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, pushing out wood shavings she has cut while enlarging a nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, sealing her nest in an insect hotel with a leaf circle she has cut from a Rose bush, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, sealing her nest in an insect hotel with a leaf circle she has cut from a Rose bush, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, looking out from her nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, looking out from her nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, attacking another bee she is competing with for a nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, attacking another bee she is competing with for a nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, removing a leaf circle brought by another bee competing for the same nest hole in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, removing a leaf circle brought by another bee competing for the same nest hole in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, attacking another bee she is competing with for a nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, attacking another bee she is competing with for a nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, removing the remains of an old Leafcutter bee nest in an insect hotel before building her own, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, removing the remains of an old Leafcutter bee nest in an insect hotel before building her own, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, nectaring on Salvia flowers, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, nectaring on Salvia flowers, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) nectaring on Water mint (Mentha aquatica) flowerhead in a garden pond, Wiltshire, UK. August.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) nectaring on Water mint (Mentha aquatica) flowerhead in a garden pond, Wiltshire, UK. August.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, using her large jaws to repel a male as it approaches her nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, using her large jaws to repel a male as it approaches her nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, using her large jaws to repel a male hovering close to her nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, using her large jaws to repel a male hovering close to her nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, flying towards an insect hotel carrying a leaf to seal her nest, Wiltshire garden, UK. July
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, flying towards an insect hotel carrying a leaf to seal her nest, Wiltshire garden, UK. July
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) male, resting on an insect hotel searching for a mate, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) male, resting on an insect hotel searching for a mate, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Solomon's seal sawfly (Phymatocera aterrima) larvae feeding on Solomon's seal (Polygonatum sp.) leaves in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Solomon's seal sawfly (Phymatocera aterrima) larvae feeding on Solomon's seal (Polygonatum sp.) leaves in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Solomon's seal sawfly (Phymatocera aterrima) larvae feeding on Solomon's seal (Polygonatum sp.) leaves in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Solomon's seal sawfly (Phymatocera aterrima) larvae feeding on Solomon's seal (Polygonatum sp.) leaves in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) at entrance to burrow in insect hotel with a ball of mud held in front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) at entrance to burrow in insect hotel with a ball of mud held in front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.