Welcome To Our Insects Larva & Pupa Collection

Harmonia axyridis

Say hello to Harmonia axyridis most commonly known as the harlequin ladybird in it's larval form. This is one of the most variable species in the world, with an exceptionally wide range of colour forms. Thanks to Sheila Moth for this fine capture from her garden.

Abraxas Grossulariata

Here we have the pupa of the Magpie Moth kindly shared by Ant Marriott.

Zygaena lonicerae

Zygaena lonicerae, the narrow-bordered five-spot burnet, is a moth of the Zygaenidae family and this fine larval specimen was provided by Michael Anthony Brathwaite.

Orgyia Antiqua

Orgyia antiqua, the rusty tussock moth or vapourer, is a moth in the family Lymantriidae seen here in it's larval form thanks to Les Hathaway.

Sawfly Larva

Here is a fine sample of sawfly larva captured at Abney Hall by Michael Anthony Brathwaite.

Dragonfly Nymph

This interesting photo was captured by Michael Anthony Brathwaite, and Unlike other winged insects, such as butterflies, dragonflies do not have a pupal stage, but progress to adults through a final larval moult that takes place out of water.

Aphelia paleana

Aphelia paleana, the timothy tortrix , is a moth of the family Tortricidae. Thanks to John Holme for this fine specimen taken at Abney Hall.

Libellula quadrimaculata

A four spotted chaser dragonfly just emerged from the nymph stage, wonderfully captured by Michael Anthony Brathwaite at Abney Hall.