This ClipArt gallery offers 526 illustrations of insect anatomy, including sections and internal views of several types, antennas, digestive systems, wings, organs, and developmental stages. Gallery contents are arranged alphabetically by common name of the insect.

Hair of bumble-bee.

Bee Hair

Hair of bumble-bee.

Hair of bumble-bee.

Bee Hair

Hair of bumble-bee.

Hair of bumble-bee.

Bee Hair

Hair of bumble-bee.

Hair of bumble-bee.

Bee Hair

Hair of bumble-bee.

Hair of bumble-bee.

Bee Hair

Hair of bumble-bee.

Hair of bumble-bee.

Bee Hair

Hair of bumble-bee.

Hair of bumble-bee.

Bee Hair

Hair of bumble-bee.

Hair of Melissodes.

Bee Hair

Hair of Melissodes.

Hair of Melissodes.

Bee Hair

Hair of Melissodes.

Hair of Melissodes.

Bee Hair

Hair of Melissodes.

Hair of Melissodes.

Bee Hair

Hair of Melissodes.

Hair of Megachile.

Bee Hair

Hair of Megachile.

Hair of

Bee Hair

Hair of

Hair of Megachile.

Bee Hair

Hair of Megachile.

Hair of Megachile.

Bee Hair

Hair of Megachile.

Front view of head of bee. <em>a</em>antenna; <em>e</em>, compound eye; the three black dots are the simple eyes.

Bee Head

Front view of head of bee. aantenna; e, compound eye; the three black dots are the…

"Head and mouth parts of bee. a., Antenna; m., mandible; g., labrum or epipharynx; mx.p., rudiment of maxillary palp; mx., lamina of maxilla; lp., labial palp; l., ligula; b., bouton at end. The paraglossae lie concealed between the basal portions of the labial palps and the ligula." -Thomson, 1916

Bee Head

"Head and mouth parts of bee. a., Antenna; m., mandible; g., labrum or epipharynx; mx.p., rudiment of…

"An egg, four larvae, and two pupae of the honey bee in their cells." &mdash;Davison, 1906

Bee Larva

"An egg, four larvae, and two pupae of the honey bee in their cells." —Davison, 1906

Hind leg of Apis, wax cutter and outer view of leg.

Bee Leg

Hind leg of Apis, wax cutter and outer view of leg.

Hind leg of Apis, inner aspect of wax cutter and leg.

Bee Leg

Hind leg of Apis, inner aspect of wax cutter and leg.

Hind leg of Apis, compound hairs.

Bee Leg

Hind leg of Apis, compound hairs.

Hind leg of Apis, anterior leg showing antennal scraper.

Bee Leg

Hind leg of Apis, anterior leg showing antennal scraper.

Hind leg of Melipona, peculiar group of spines at apex of tibia.

Bee Leg

Hind leg of Melipona, peculiar group of spines at apex of tibia.

Hind leg of Melipona, inner aspect of wax cutters and first joint of tarsus.

Bee Leg

Hind leg of Melipona, inner aspect of wax cutters and first joint of tarsus.

Hind leg of Bombus, wax cutter.

Bee Leg

Hind leg of Bombus, wax cutter.

Hind leg of Bombus, inner view of same and first joint of tarsus.

Bee Leg

Hind leg of Bombus, inner view of same and first joint of tarsus.

"A, right hind leg of a honey-bee (seen fron behind and within); B, the tibia. ti, seen from the outside, showing the collecting basket formed of stiff hairs." -Bergen, 1896

Bee Leg

"A, right hind leg of a honey-bee (seen fron behind and within); B, the tibia. ti, seen from the outside,…

A worker bee's mouth. <em>a, e, f</em> tongue and ducts; <em>b</em> labial palps; <em>c</em> paraglossae; <em>d</em> first maxillae.

Bee Mouth

A worker bee's mouth. a, e, f tongue and ducts; b labial palps; c paraglossae;…

"Nervous system of bee. A, of larva. B, of adult. a., Antenna; mx., maxilla; m., mandible; w., origin of wing; 1-5, abdominal ganglia." -Thomson, 1916

Bee Nervous System

"Nervous system of bee. A, of larva. B, of adult. a., Antenna; mx., maxilla; m., mandible; w., origin…

"Ovaries of Queen and Workers (Apis). A, Abdomen of queen, under side. P, Petiole. o, o, Ovaries. hs, Position filled by honey-sack. ds, Position through which digestive system passes. od, Oviduct. co.d, Vagina. E, Egg-passing oviduct. s, Spermatheca. i, Intestine. pb, Poison bag. pg, Poison gland. st, Sting. p, "Palps" or "feelers" of sting. B, Rudimentary ovaries of ordinary worker. sp, Rudimentary spermatheca. C, Partially developed ovaries of fertile worker. sp, Rudimentary spermatheca." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee Ovaries

"Ovaries of Queen and Workers (Apis). A, Abdomen of queen, under side. P, Petiole. o, o, Ovaries. hs,…

The wings of a bee, showing the hooks.

Bee Wing

The wings of a bee, showing the hooks.

A common bee wing.

Bee Wing

A common bee wing.

"The eyes, which are among the most wonderful objects in nature, are almost always of the kind called <em>compound</em>, that is to say, they consist of a multitude of little hexagonal facets, brought close together on each side of the head, each furnished with a cornea, a lens, a coating of pigment, and a nervous filament, and being in fact a true eye." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Eyes of a Bee

"The eyes, which are among the most wonderful objects in nature, are almost always of the kind called…

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Pictured here are the various legs of hive bees.

Legs of the Hive Bee

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage…

The antenna of the honey-bee.

Honey Bee

The antenna of the honey-bee.

The mandible of the honey-bee.

Honey Bee

The mandible of the honey-bee.

The head of the honey-bee.

Honey Bee

The head of the honey-bee.

The prothorax of the honey-bee.

Honey Bee

The prothorax of the honey-bee.

The tongue of the honey-bee.

Honey Bee

The tongue of the honey-bee.

The mesothorax of the honey-bee.

Honey Bee

The mesothorax of the honey-bee.

The metathorax of the honey-bee.

Honey Bee

The metathorax of the honey-bee.

The abdomen of the honey-bee.

Honey Bee

The abdomen of the honey-bee.

"Head and Appendages of Honey-bee (Apis). a, Antenna or feeler. g, Epipharynx. mxp, Maxillary palp. pg, Opposite to galeae of 2nd maxillae (labium). mx, 1st maxilla. lp, Labial palp. l, Ligula or "tongue." b, Bouton or spoon of the ligula." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Honey Bee

"Head and Appendages of Honey-bee (Apis). a, Antenna or feeler. g, Epipharynx. mxp, Maxillary palp.…

A bumblebee (or bumble bee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. Pictured here are the various legs of the bees.

Legs of the Humble Bee

A bumblebee (or bumble bee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. Pictured here…

"The structure of the mouth in insects exhibits very remarkable modifications, and these are of the utmost importance in the classification of these creatures. In some insects the mouth is formed exclusively for biting; in others, as exclusively for suction; while in others again it is fitted for the performance of both these actions; and the form of its constituent parts of course undergoes corresponding changes; but the same organs really exist in all, modified in apearance, indeed, so as sometimes to be scarecely recognizable." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Mouth and Tongue of a Bee

"The structure of the mouth in insects exhibits very remarkable modifications, and these are of the…

Stingless bees, or simply meliponines, are a large group of bees, comprising the tribe Meliponini in the family Apidae, and closely-related to the common honey bees. Pictured here are the various legs of the bees.

Legs of the Stingless Bee

Stingless bees, or simply meliponines, are a large group of bees, comprising the tribe Meliponini in…

A beetle, <em>Harpalus caliginosus</em>, from the under side, with all the pieces named.

Beetle

A beetle, Harpalus caliginosus, from the under side, with all the pieces named.

Allorhina nitida species; structural detail of larva.

Beetle

Allorhina nitida species; structural detail of larva.

Allorhina nitida species; structural detail of larva.

Beetle

Allorhina nitida species; structural detail of larva.

Allorhina nitida species; structural detail of larva.

Beetle

Allorhina nitida species; structural detail of larva.

Allorhina nitida species; structural detail of larva.

Beetle

Allorhina nitida species; structural detail of larva.

Diabrotica longicornis species; larva in its case.

Beetle

Diabrotica longicornis species; larva in its case.

Elm-leaf beetle, Galeruca xanthomelaena; egg mass.

Beetle

Elm-leaf beetle, Galeruca xanthomelaena; egg mass.

Elm-leaf beetle, Galeruca xanthomelaena; surface of the egg.

Beetle

Elm-leaf beetle, Galeruca xanthomelaena; surface of the egg.

Elm-leaf beetle, Galeruca xanthomelaena; detail of larva.

Beetle

Elm-leaf beetle, Galeruca xanthomelaena; detail of larva.

Elm-leaf beetle, Galeruca xanthomelaena; surface of elytra.

Beetle

Elm-leaf beetle, Galeruca xanthomelaena; surface of elytra.

Grape flea-beetle; hind leg.

Beetle

Grape flea-beetle; hind leg.

Tribolium cofusum species; head with antenna.

Beetle

Tribolium cofusum species; head with antenna.

Tribolium cofusum species; head with antenna.

Beetle

Tribolium cofusum species; head with antenna.

Clover-leaf beetle, Phytonomus punctatus species; egg.

Beetle

Clover-leaf beetle, Phytonomus punctatus species; egg.