An entomologist with a particular interest in true bugs (Hemiptera), I am the national recorder for the Shieldbugs and Allied insects Recording Scheme and frequently use Flickr as a source of photographically verifiable records. If I add the tag 'addedhetrecscheme' to your photo, this indicates that I have extracted the data for the recording scheme.
I also use the tag 'aucrecschemeadded' to mark photos of interest to the Auchenorrhyncha Recording Scheme (see www.ledra.co.uk ).
Most of my photos are now with a Canon 7D and Tamron 90 mm or Canon MP-E 65 mm macro lenses. Recent bird images are taken with the Canon 400mm f5.6 prime; older photos digiscoped using a Swarovski 65 mm scope and Nikon Coolpix 995.
Individuals can use any images presented in this gallery for their own private, non-commercial purposes, free of charge. I ask only that you let me know the details of your intended use and give credit where it's due.
Please contact me if you are interested in commercial use.
- British Syrphidae (Hoverflies) 1,080 photos, 36 members
- Costa Rica Jan/Feb 2013 874 photos, 2 members
- Myrmecomorphy - Ant Mimicry 241 photos, 101 members
- South-west Turkey 2012 247 photos, 2 members
- Butterflies and Moths of Great Britain- Time to vote! 29,223 photos, 1,214 members
- Encyclopedia of Life Images 189,666 photos, 3,482 members
- Orthoptera: grasshoppers and allied insects 7,009 photos, 1,095 members
- Coreoidea of the World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) 2,294 photos, 142 members
- Soapberry Bugs of the World 159 photos, 9 members
- TROPICAL ENTOMOLOGY 12,518 photos, 321 members
- Costa Rica January 2011 884 photos, 2 members
- BBC Autumnwatch 143,037 photos, 12,599 members
- Alexandra Palace Bioblitz 19 photos, 9 members
- Hounslow Heath 323 photos, 14 members
- LNHS Ecology & Entomology 1,299 photos, 18 members
- London lepidoptera 357 photos, 30 members
- Tenebrionidae - Darkling beetles 676 photos, 82 members
- Buprestidae - Jewel Beetles 747 photos, 110 members
- Insects in Flight 2,064 photos, 289 members
- Leafhoppers 1,071 photos, 65 members
- Birds in Flight! 115,506 photos, 6,690 members
- Chrysomelidae - Leaf Beetles 2,820 photos, 233 members
- Europe's Diptera 8,331 photos, 187 members
- Salticidae 9,872 photos, 627 members
- British True Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) 1,225 photos, 91 members
- Mustelids 1,097 photos, 139 members
- Cerambycidae - Longhorn Beetles 2,384 photos, 223 members
- Bugs On Bugs 1,035 photos, 208 members
- British Orthoptera & Allies 2,078 photos, 182 members
- British Barkflies (Psocoptera) 772 photos, 51 members
- British Bees, Wasps and Ants (Hymenoptera) 5,859 photos, 282 members
- Collembola/Springtails from around the world 3,797 photos, 211 members
- Birds of The Gambia and Senegal [Please read rules] 4,161 photos, 197 members
- British Reptiles and Amphibians 4,887 photos, 426 members
- DOF Stacking 3,610 photos, 647 members
- Field Guide: Birds of the World 155,195 photos, 17,949 members
- British Beetles 8,393 photos, 402 members
- Cicindelephilia 2,230 photos, 199 members
- British Fungi and Lichens 25,220 photos, 1,597 members
- Odonata 27,581 photos, 1,116 members
- U.K. and Ireland's Hoverflies (Syrphidae) 4,656 photos, 208 members
- Shield Bugs and other Miridae 6,222 photos, 435 members
- Parasites of Britain and Ireland 298 photos, 34 members
- Wild London Parakeets 249 photos, 83 members
- Wild Edible Mushrooms! 882 photos, 527 members
- Asilidae (Robberflies) 2,276 photos, 243 members
- British Bugs - Heteroptera only! :-) 11,132 photos, 258 members
- British Lepidoptera 33,201 photos, 847 members
- Wild Bees and Wasps of Europe (NO Honey Bees PLEASE) 15,378 photos, 1,080 members
- UK Hoppers (of the homopteran sort) 9,222 photos, 164 members
"Really a magnificient person! Incredible photostream, incredible macros of poor-known insects, above all Miridae and Homoptera Auchenorhyncha, and incredible knowlegde about species!"
14th October, 2008
Heart-shaped World says:
"Easily my favourite, most diverse/highest quality, British invertebrate photostream. I sway between aspiring to it and just giving up!"
30th April, 2008
"Wow! Such a stunning collection, I had to view the whole collection.
Far better than a reference book."
29th August, 2007
Nigel Jones says:
"Well, what can I say? Tristanba appeared on the Flickr scene in 2007 and in just a few short months he has built up a stunning collection of photographs of invertebrates. These include some of the best behaviour shots I have seen - see the photos of Podalonia hisuta excavating it's nest and carrying its prey. Great Stuff!"
20th June, 2007
- March 2007
- I am:
- Male and Taken