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 ).

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 100-400 mm II; older photos with the Canon 400 mm f5.6 or 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.

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    Bárbol says:

    "Really a magnificient person! Incredible photostream, incredible macros of poor-known insects, above all Miridae and Homoptera Auchenorhyncha, and incredible knowlegde about species!"

    October 14th, 2008

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    conscious grip says:

    "Easily my favourite, most diverse/highest quality, British invertebrate photostream. I sway between aspiring to it and just giving up!"

    April 30th, 2008

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    lauras_digital_photos says:

    "Wow! Such a stunning collection, I had to view the whole collection.
    Far better than a reference book."

    August 29th, 2007

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    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!"

    June 20th, 2007

March 2007
I am:
Male and Taken
British Bugs - An online guide to UK Hemiptera