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Group Info

The goal of BugZoo is simply to be the best place to find bugs. Awesome bugs. Beetles. Spiders. Butterflies and moths. If you like bugs, please join us. And if you take fantastic photos of bugs or create incredible insect art or crafts, please submit your stuff.

:) Members may submit up to 3 photos or art every day.
:) SUBMIT YOUR BEST. No snapshots. Macros are good. Creativity is even better.
:) Submit everything to the Submissions Folder - we'll sort 'em out.
Founded 11 Years ago
Dec 3, 2012


Group Focus
Art Collection

306 Members
281 Watchers
23,638 Pageviews

Gallery Folders

flower bed by SnapShotDataBase
img_3107 by kaush
Golden hour by luka567
Syrphid fly - Ornidia obesa by ColinHuttonPhoto
Submission Folder
Spider's Web in Juniper branch by jomog369
Can I ask you... by cricketumpire
Orange Sulphur by MothsLantern
Black Spined Micrathena (Micrathena gracilis) by WanderingMogwai
Insect Art
Steampunk-Clockpunk Bugs 13 by dkart71
Blaue Federlibelle by Attila-G
Jumping Spider by Happy5art
Birdwing Butterfly Ornithoptera paradisea Brooch by thebluekraken
Red Wood Ant by Azph
Ant Acrobat by Caloxort
Soaked by aliawais
Symbiosis by TessaChartreux
The Beetles
pairing time by Attila-G
Lucky Lady by Bimmi1111
Big Female Beetle by Mr-Scarlet-Nokitsune
Big Female Beetle by Mr-Scarlet-Nokitsune
Bees Wasps 2
Sleeping Wool Carder Bee by dalantech
Soft Bee by DarthBloodOrange
Bumblebee 1 by eaking68
Feeding Bumblebee Series 1-2 by dalantech
Bees Wasps
Wasp (October 16th, 2019) by AncientEchidna
Carpenter Bee by AncientEchidna
Sacro Nectare: Druidic Honey Bee with Foxglove by ImogenSmid
*** by puzzlecanon
Duke Gardens VII by LDFranklin
Swallowtail II by LDFranklin
LC Butterflies II by LDFranklin
LC Butterflies X by LDFranklin
Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar by WanderingMogwai
dvs417 by ForrestBump
Mourning Cloak Caterpillars by cyborgparanoia
Fluffy cutie by TaintedTruffle
Dragonflies Damselflies
A fleeting visit... by cricketumpire
Dragonfly by dimitriui
Getting Some Sun by EricTonArts
Dragonfly by DarthBloodOrange
Bubble Fly by Metkan
Grasshoppers Crickets
Colorful grasshopper by ColinHuttonPhoto
Gongylus gongylodes by Bulinko
Millipedes Centipedes
Spirostreptus gregorius by Marigold95
Mothra by LDFranklin
Spiders Man
Arachnophobia by flowerhippie22
True Bugs
Treehopper Membracis lunata by hontor
Other Insects
Nemoptera bipennis by RGSeby


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Spider sex by ColinHuttonPhoto Spider sex :iconcolinhuttonphoto:ColinHuttonPhoto 76 14 Baby Face by Eltasia Baby Face :iconeltasia:Eltasia 1,953 285 out of the colors by MartinAmm out of the colors :iconmartinamm:MartinAmm 963 66 Chromatic Entomology IV by CristinaSamsa Chromatic Entomology IV :iconcristinasamsa:CristinaSamsa 44 6 Treehoppers - Entylia carinata by ColinHuttonPhoto Treehoppers - Entylia carinata :iconcolinhuttonphoto:ColinHuttonPhoto 178 11 CYNTHIA by ELKAPL CYNTHIA :iconelkapl:ELKAPL 174 9 Owl butterfly in green world by Momotte2 Owl butterfly in green world :iconmomotte2:Momotte2 166 70 Cuckoo Wasp by AlHabshi Cuckoo Wasp :iconalhabshi:AlHabshi 949 68 Cimbex sp. by Dark-Raptor Cimbex sp. :icondark-raptor:Dark-Raptor 39 5 WISH UPON A BUTTERFLY by SAMLIM WISH UPON A BUTTERFLY :iconsamlim:SAMLIM 1,138 101 Bubble Butterfly by Stefano-Coltelli Bubble Butterfly :iconstefano-coltelli:Stefano-Coltelli 1,290 311 Ladybug Bot by hongrenjoe Ladybug Bot :iconhongrenjoe:hongrenjoe 1,919 165 Stinging rose slug caterpillar - Parasa indetermin by ColinHuttonPhoto Stinging rose slug caterpillar - Parasa indetermin :iconcolinhuttonphoto:ColinHuttonPhoto 199 11 Big eyes! by Mallophora Big eyes! :iconmallophora:Mallophora 17 2 Butterfly with a Fur Coat 04 by s-kmp Butterfly with a Fur Coat 04 :icons-kmp:s-kmp 207 58 Gymnast V by dalantech Gymnast V :icondalantech:dalantech 286 69
It has been mentioned before that we are looking for higher quality submissions.  I don't like to turn anyone down, but the time has come to raise the standards here at BugZoo.  Some of the images we are looking for:
:) Macros / Close-ups with lots of detail
:) Creativity in art or photography
:) Images that pop with the use of light and shadow
:) Show us something unique or different
:) Photos taken from interesting angles or viewpoints

Do not submit:
:( Photos out of focus
:( Snapshots where the insect is too far away
:( Art that shows little effort
:( Mediocre shots with no visual interest
:( Positioning of the subject (sometimes the Rule of Thirds helps)

The insect should dominate the photo.  Submit your best stuff and look at what we showcase here to see what we're looking for.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for anticipating my dragonfly submission by making the flattering request...   :blush:
BagLion Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hey hows it going guys, brilliant stuff. We have an entire team checking out the art from this end. If anyone is  interested, we are putting together a huge group of artists for a massive under taking. Interested in diversifying your portfolio? Let us know. 

Team Bag Lion
Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request I love deviantART! 
Rotommowtom Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016   Digital Artist
umm, i submitted a sprited animation of a hornet in flight.
is that okay? or is it only photos.

if it's not up to the standards, you can remove the image from the group if you want to.
CaterpillarJan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for accepting me.
FauxHead Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The submission folder is set up for auto accept.  Hopefully, no more expired submissions. :)
Anjona Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to submit my art, but the group will only accept submissions to "Bees Wasps", and I was trying to submit to the appropriate folder (submission folder). Is there something I'm doing wrong?
FauxHead Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
No, it's a DA glitch.  Trying to fix it.
JUMBOLA Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for accepting my art.
geoffhaber Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
How come my submission of mantids got put into the bees and wasps gallery
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