Oct 29, 2015

25 of the Best Close-Ups of Insect Eyes You Will See

 

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program designs and develops large and small scale surveys for native bees. As part of that program they also develop identification tools and keys for native bee species.

One aspect of creating those tools is creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects they interact with. On Flickr, the USGS BIML has uploaded a staggering collection of over 2,600 high-resolution photographs that are in the public domain and can be freely downloaded and used as you please.

Be sure to check out the entire collection on Flickr, the photos are amazing.

 

 

1. Chrysidid Wasp

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (1)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

2. Tabanus atratus

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (2)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

3. Yellow Jacket Mimic Fly

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (3)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

4. Deer Fly

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (4)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

5. Deer Fly

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (5)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

6. Tabanus Fly

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (6)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

7. Centris haemorrhoidalis

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (7)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

8. Bombus auricomas

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (8)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

9. Halictus ligatus

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (9)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

10. Calliphora vicina

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (10)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

11. Meganomia sp

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (11)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

12. Euryglossidia

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (12)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

13. Coelioxys cayennensis

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (13)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

14. bee ceratina monster

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (14)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

15. Pachymelus bicolor

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (15)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

16. Osmia lignaria

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (16)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

17. Fly Golden Baby

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (17)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

18. Centris decolorata

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (18)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

19. Hoplitis fulgida

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (19)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

20. Svastra atripes

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (20)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

21. Centris decolorata

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (21)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

22. Melissodes coreopsis

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (22)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

23. Megachile gemula

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (23)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

24. Osmia pumila

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (24)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

25. Megachile brevis

 
Close-Ups of Insect Eyes by usgs biml (25)

Photograph by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Website | Flickr

 

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