Skip to main content
sales@mediastorehouse.com
Home > Insects

Insects Gallery

Choose from 36 pictures in our Insects collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


SEM of ladybird over a flower Featured Insects Print

SEM of ladybird over a flower

Ladybird in flight. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a seven-spot ladybird beetle Coccinella septempunctata, flying over a flower. The outer wings of the ladybird are strengthened into a hard covering called the elytra (red, black spots) to protect the delicate flight wings (long, white) found beneath. These elytra are raised in flight, while other transparent hind-wings (not seen) propel the insect. Seven black spots are found on the red wing covers of this ladybird. The red and black colours are a warning to predators, because this beetle is able to squirt distasteful fluids. Magnification: x2.9 at 6x7cm size. Magnification: x7.5 at 7x6 inch size

© Andrew Syred/Science Photo Library

LM of the grape phylloxerid insect, Phylloxera sp Featured Insects Print

LM of the grape phylloxerid insect, Phylloxera sp

Grape phylloxerid bug. Light micrograph of the grape phylloxerid insect, Phylloxera vitifoliae. This insect is classified as a true bug (order: Homoptera). The outline of its exoskeleton is seen with three pairs of legs, and an internal digestive tract. Phylloxera vitifoliae is the best known phylloxerid bug for its history of destroying European vineyards. It was carried to Europe in the 19th century from North America. Eggs are laid on vine leaves producing galls; the adult lives in the vine root causing root decay and death. Since American rootstocks are resistant they are grafted onto European vines to protect against this insect. Magnification: x29 at 35mm size. Magnification: x110 at 4x5inch size

© Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library

SEM of bed bugs Featured Insects Print

SEM of bed bugs

Bed bugs mating. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a pair of bed bugs mating. Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are blood sucking insects, so called because they live in the beds of humans. Mating in bed bugs (and related families) is unique amongst the insects. The male (above) does not introduce his sperm into the female's vaginal opening. Instead he punctures the body wall of one of the female's abdominal segments and deposits his sperm in a sac. This is called traumatic insemination. Two to four gener- ations can be bred yearly, so that under suitable conditions infestation of a house can occur rapidly. Magnification x10 at 5x7cm size. Magnification: x22 at 6x4.5 inch size

© Andrew Syred/Science Photo Library