In an earlier post I listed my favorite insect images of the year taken by other photographers.  Now it’s my turn.  Here is the best of my own work over the last 12 months.

Laccophilus pictus, Arizona

Laccophilus pictus, Arizona

Dinoponera australis, Argentina

Dinoponera australis, Argentina

Parasitic Cotesia wasp attacks a Manduca larva

Parasitic Cotesia wasp attacks a Manduca larva

Polyrhachis schlueteri, South Africa

Polyrhachis schlueteri, South Africa

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Crematogaster tricolor, South Africa

Weaver Ant (Oecophylla longinoda), South Africa

Weaver Ant (Oecophylla longinoda), South Africa

Rose Aphids (Macrosiphum rosae), Arizona

Rose Aphids (Macrosiphum rosae), Arizona

Thaumatomyrmex atrox, Venezuela

Thaumatomyrmex atrox, Venezuela

Simopelta queen and workers, Venezuela

Simopelta queen and workers, Venezuela

Pheidole obtusospinosa, Arizona

Pheidole obtusospinosa, Arizona

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Harpegnathos saltator, India