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Lacewing With their bright green bodies, golden metallic eyes and delicate, transparent wings, lacewings are unmistakable. They feed on aphids, so are a favourite among gardeners. Backlighting will highlight their shape, form and the translucency of their incredible wings. A macro lens is the best option for frame-filling shots.
Band ed Demoisell e
Banded demoiselles can be found along slow-flowing lowland streams and rivers. The male has a dark, blue-black band across the central portion of its wings – the female is iridescent pale-green. They can be flighty and tricky to approach during daytime, so a longer focal length is advisable to generate a practical working distance.
A widespread but beautiful British butterfly with distinct black-and-white markings, the Marbled White favours grassland and, being a larger, lazier butterfly, is a good subject for newcomers to insect photography. They look particularly photogenic when backlit by warm, evening sunlight.