The photos in this area are split into eight sections:
Beetles, including Carrion, Chafers, Ladybirds, Longhorns, Weevils etc;
Flies, including Hoverflies;
Others such as bees, wasps and ants.
Spiders even though they are not strictly insects.
The eight secions are organised alphabetically by Scientific Name unless stated otherwise. To enlarge a thumbnail left click on an image when the pointed finger appears (or double-tap on Touchscreen). This will also access a slideshow and further information in some instances. The majority of images in each section - other than Butterflies - are from Northamptonshire.
An Index to the Insects of each country appears near the top of that country's main page in Places.
The reference books I have found most useful for Insects are:
Britain’s Hoverflies – Ball and Morris
Britain's Spiders - Bee, Oxford and Smith (new in 2017)
BWP Field Guide to Moths of Great Britain and Ireland – Waring et al
BWP Field Guide to Micro-moths of Great Britain and Ireland – Sterling et al
Collins Butterfly Guide – Tolman and Lewington
Dragonflies of Britain and Europe – Dijkstra and Lewington
Guide to Insects of Britain and Ireland – Brock
Insects of Britain and Western Europe – Chinery
The FSC produce a number of very helpful, weatherproof guides. Those I have used are: Bees of Britain; Butterflies of Britain; Caterpillars of the Butterflies of Britain; Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain; British Grasshoppers, and Shieldbugs of the British Isles.
Useful websites include:
http://www.naturespot.org.uk/ Leics/Rutland based
www.lotmoths.com/ French moths
www.leps.it Moths and Butterflies of Europe/North Africa
www.tuin.thijs.com Random photos of European insects
www.norfolkmoths.co.uk Detailed site
www.rorymo.co.uk Insects from The Gambia
www.afromoths.net Moths of Africa
www.dragonflyprime.co.uk Europe and The Gambia
https://www.galerie-insecte.org European photographic guide
All images are my own.