Best Images of 2012

For a variety of reasons, 2012 was not a very productive year for me in regards to bug photography, but here are a handful of my favorite images that, overall, attracted the most attention in the last twelve months. First the images taken in 2012:

A rose is a rose is a rose is a death trap…

Bombus centralis approaching Digitalis grandiflora

The Black Oil Beetle, Meloe niger

Male Habronattus americanus from the Opal Natural Area

Stick Insect on a Pin

Baby earwig at one day old

Female earwig protecting her  eggs

Female earwig protecting her eggs


  • The most visited blog post with a single bug image in 2012 was the Centipede on White from 2009:

Lithobius sp. on Whiite

Echthrus sp., (Family Ichneumonidae) in ‘drilling’ position.

Many thanks to all those who have visited and supported this blog over the last year!

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  1. Stuart Wilson 27 December, 2012 at 9:45 PM #

    Thanks, Adrian, all are excellent images!

    • Adrian 30 December, 2012 at 10:19 AM #

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  2. Ted C. MacRae 30 December, 2012 at 10:10 AM #

    Baby earwig is my favorite – that was a great idea!

    • Adrian 30 December, 2012 at 10:20 AM #

      Thanks, Ted. It seems to be most popular among entomologists.

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