illustrations of insects, spiders, and other arthropods


Mottled Duskywing life cycle illustration – Emily S. Damstra

Monarch butterfly – Emily S. Damstra

Monarch butterfly illustration Danaus plexippus

Powderpost beetle – Emily S. Damstra

Powderpost beetle illustration pest

Cabbage looper moth – Emily S. Damstra

Cabbage looper moth Trichoplusia ni illustration

Spicebush swallowtail on Wild bergamot – Emily S. Damstra

Spicebush swallowtail on Wild bergamot Papilio troilus Monarda fistulosa

Spring azure – Emily S. Damstra

Spring azure butterfly illustration Celastrina ladon

Swamp milkweed with Monarch caterpillar – Emily S. Damstra

swamp milkweed with monarch caterpillar Asclepias incarnata Danaus pexippus

Tiger swallowtail – Emily S. Damstra

Tiger swallowtail illustration Papilio glaucas female

Variegated fritillary on black-eyed susan – Emily S. Damstra

Variegated fritillary black-eyed susan illustration Euptoieta claudia Rudbeckia fulgida illustration

Zebra swallowtail – Emily S. Damstra

Zebra swallowtail illustration Eurytides marcellus

American lady – Emily S. Damstra

American lady butterfly illustration Vanessa virginiensis

Dill with Black swallowtail caterpillar – Emily S. Damstra

Dill Black swallowtail caterpillar illustration Anethum graveolens Papilio polyxenes

Eastern pondhawk dragonfly chasing Asian tiger mosquito – Emily S. Damstra

Eastern pondhawk dragonfly Asian tiger mosquito Erythemis simplicicollis Aedes albopictus

Cabbage white butterfly – Emily S. Damstra

Cabbage white butterfly illustration Pieris rapae

Clouded sulphur – Emily S. Damstra

Clouded sulphur butterfly illustration Colias philodice

Orange sulphur on Joe-pye-weed – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration orange sulphur Joe-pye-weed Colias eurytheme Eupatorium maculatum

Parsley with Black swallowtail caterpillar – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration parsley with Black swallowtail caterpillar Petroselinum crispum Papilio polyxenes

Pearl crescent – Emily S. Damstra

Pearl crescent butterfly illustration Phyciodes tharos

Peck’s skipper – Emily S. Damstra

Peck's skipper illustration Polites peckius

Red admiral – Emily S. Damstra

Red admiral illustration Vanessa atalanta

Eastern Bumblebee worker – Emily S. Damstra

Eastern Bumblebee worker illustration Bombus impatiens

Baltimore checkerspot – Emily S. Damstra

Baltimore checkerspot illustration Euphydras phaeton

Black Swallowtail caterpillar – Emily S. Damstra

Black Swallowtail caterpillar Papilio polyxenes

Four butterflies on Butterfly bush flowers – Emily S. Damstra

Butterfly bush flowers

Silverfish – Emily S. Damstra

Silverfish illustration Lepisma saccharina

Wolf spider – Emily S. Damstra

Wolf spider illustration Hogna helluo

Eastern yellow jacket – Emily S. Damstra

Eastern yellow jacket illustration Vespula maculifrons

Yellow sac spider – Emily S. Damstra

Yellow sac spider illustration Cheiracanthium inclusum

Black swallowtail on Butterfly weed – Emily S. Damstra

Black swallowtail on Butterfly weed illustration Papilio polyxenes on Asclepias tuberosa

Gulf fritillary butterfly on Lantana – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration of Gulf fritillary butterfly on Lantana Agraulis vanillae on Lantana camara

Queen butterfly on Bee bush – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration of Queen butterfly on Bee bush Danaus gilippus on Aloysia gratissima

Box elder bug – Emily S. Damstra

Box elder bug illustration Boisea trivittata

Indian meal moth – Emily S. Damstra

Indian meal moth illustration Plodia interpunctella

American giant millipede – Emily S. Damstra

American giant millipede illustration Narceus americanus

Black and yellow mud dauber – Emily S. Damstra

Black and yellow mud dauber illustration Sceliphron caementarium

Oriental cockroach – Emily S. Damstra

Oriental cockroach illustration Blatta orientalis

European paper wasp – Emily S. Damstra

European paper wasp illustration Polistes dominula

Pavement ant – Emily S. Damstra

Pavement ant illustration Tetramorium caespitum

Pharaoh ant – Emily S. Damstra

Pharaoh ant illustration Monomorium pharaonis

Pillbug – Emily S. Damstra

Pillbug illustration Armadillidium vulgare

Eastern subterranean termite – Emily S. Damstra

Eastern subterranean termite illustration Reticulitermes flavipes

Cat flea – Emily S. Damstra

Cat flea illustration Ctenocephalides felis

Fruit fly – Emily S. Damstra

Fruit fly illustration Drosophila melanogaster

Fungus gnat – Emily S. Damstra

fungus gnat illustration Sciara spp.

German cockroach – Emily S. Damstra

German cockroach illustration Blatella germanica male

Common green bottle fly – Emily S. Damstra

Common green bottle fly illustration Phaenicia sericata female

House centipede – Emily S. Damstra

House centipede illustration Scutigera coleoptrata

House cricket – Emily S. Damstra

House cricket illustration Acheta domesticus female

House fly – Emily S. Damstra

House fly illustration Musca domestica female

House mosquito – Emily S. Damstra

House mosquito illustration Culex pipiens

Black carpenter ant – Emily S. Damstra

Black carpenter ant illustration Camponotus pennsylvanicus worker

Northern black widow spider – Emily S. Damstra

black widow spider illustration Latrodectus variolus

Brown recluse spider – Emily S. Damstra

Brown recluse spider illustration Loxosceles reclusa

Bumblebee – Emily S. Damstra

Bumble bee illustration Bombus impatiens

Eastern carpenter bee – Emily S. Damstra

Eastern carpenter bee illustration Xylocopa virginica female

Clover mite – Emily S. Damstra

Clover mite illustration Bryobia praetiosa

Cluster fly – Emily S. Damstra

Cluster fly illustration Pollenia rudis female

Common black ground beetle – Emily S. Damstra

Common black ground beetle illustration Pterostichus sp.

Drain fly – Emily S. Damstra

Drain fly illustration Clogmia albipunctata

Common earwig – Emily S. Damstra

Common earwig illustration Forficula auricularia

American cockroach – Emily S. Damstra

American cockroach illustration Periplaneta americana

American house spider – Emily S. Damstra

American house spider illustration Achaearanea tepidariorum

Asian lady beetle – Emily S. Damstra

Asian lady beetle illustration Harmonia axyridis

Bald-faced hornet – Emily S. Damstra

Bald-faced hornet illustration Dolichovespula maculata

Bed bug – Emily S. Damstra

Bed bug illustration Cimex lectularius

biting midge – Emily S. Damstra

Biting midge illustration Culicoides sp.

Hermit crab changing shells – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration of hermit crab changing shells

Cambrian trilobite – Emily S. Damstra

Cambrian trilobite illustration Billingsaspis adamsii

Northern krill – Emily S. Damstra

Northern krill illustration Meganyctiphanes norvegica

copepod – Emily S. Damstra

copepod illustration Calanus finmarchicus

Maritime ringlet – Emily S. Damstra

Maritime ringlet illustration Coenonympha nipisiquit

Mole crab – Emily S. Damstra

Mole crab illustration Emerita talpoida

Arthropleura – Emily S. Damstra

Arthropleura fossil illustration

Caddisfly larva – Emily S. Damstra

Caddisfly larva illustration Hydatophylax

Stonefly larva – Emily S. Damstra

Stonefly larva illustration

Crane fly larva – Emily S. Damstra

Crane fly larva illustration

Damselfly larva – Emily S. Damstra

Damselfly larva illustration

Dragonfly naiad – Emily S. Damstra

Dragonfly larva illustration

Wood-boring beetle – Emily S. Damstra

Wood-boring beetle illustration Chrysochroa buqueti mirabilis

Green scarab beetle – Emily S. Damstra

Green scarab beetle illustration

Karner blue butterfly – Emily S. Damstra

Karner blue butterfly illustration Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Devonian trilobite graphic – Emily S. Damstra

Devonian trilobite illustration Eldredgeops Phacops rana crassituberculata

Meadowhawk dragonfly – Emily S. Damstra

Meadowhawk dragonfly illustration Sympetrum

Devonian trilobite – Emily S. Damstra

Devonian trilobite reconstruction Eldredgeops (Phacops) rana

Snowberry clearwing moth on wild bergamot – Emily S. Damstra

snowberry clearwing moth wild bergamot

Life cycle of the goldenrod gall fly – Emily S. Damstra

goldenrod gall fly life cycle and tall goldenrod Eurosta solidaginis

Goldenrod crab spider – Emily S. Damstra

Goldenrod crab spider illustration Misumena vatia

Red imported fire ant – Emily S. Damstra

Red imported fire ant illustration Solenopsis invicta

Varied carpet beetle – Emily S. Damstra

Varied carpet beetle illustration Anthrenus verbasci

White footed ant – Emily S. Damstra

White footed ant illustration Technomyrmex albipes

Argentine ant – Emily S. Damstra

Argentine ant illustration Linepithema humile

Brown dog tick – Emily S. Damstra

Brown dog tick illustration Rhipicephalus sanguineus

Caribbean crazy ant – Emily S. Damstra

Caribbean crazy ant illustration Paratrechina pubens

Tropical rough-headed drywood termite soldier – Emily S. Damstra

Tropical rough-headed drywood termite illustration Cryptotermes brevis

Eastern subterranean termite – Emily S. Damstra

Eastern subterranean termite illustration Reticulitermes flavipes

Formosan subterranean termite soldier – Emily S. Damstra

Formosan subterranean termite illustration Coptotermes formosanus

Honeybee – Emily S. Damstra

Honeybee illustration Apis mellifera

Odorous house ant – Emily S. Damstra

Odorous house ant or Coconut ant illustration Tapinoma sessile

Sea-skater – Emily S. Damstra

Sea-skater illustration Halobates micans

Saucer bug – Ilyocoris cimicoides – Emily S. Damstra

Saucer bug illustration Ilyocoris cimicoides

Notonecta sellata – Emily S. Damstra

Notonecta sellata illustration

Saldula coxalis – Emily S. Damstra

Saldula coxalis illustration

Kissing bug – Emily S. Damstra

Kissing bug illustration Triatoma infestans

Propertius duskywing and Common camas – Emily S. Damstra

Propertius duskywing butterfly on Common camas

Common Wood-nymph on Woolly sunflower – Emily S. Damstra

Common Wood-nymph butterfly on Woolly sunflower blossom Cercyonis pegala Eriophyllum lanatum

Darwin stick insect – Emily S. Damstra

Darwin stick insect Eurycnema osiris

Rusty patched bumble bee on New England aster – Emily S. Damstra

rusty patched bumble bee Bombus affinis illustration

Bicolored striped sweat bee on Blue vervain – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration Bicolored striped sweat bee Blue vervain

Mabel Alexander’s flower fly – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration of fly Cepa margarita

Gary Larson’s louse – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration of Gary Larson's louse Strigiphilus garylarsoni

The Sorting Hat spider – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration of The Sorting Hat spider Eriovixia griffindori

Stan Vlasimsky’s weevil – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration of Stan Vlasimsky's weevil Eupholus vlasimskii

David Bowie’s spider – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration of David Bowie's spider Heteropoda davidbowie

Darwin’s gooseneck barnacle – Emily S. Damstra

Illustration of Darwin's gooseneck barnacle Regioscalpellum darwini