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Insect Wings
2003–2008
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insects wings
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for abstractions
Technique
The black and white
images magnification are
10 times at the negative (35 mm),
and 170 times on the print
The colour
images magnification are
20 times at the sensor (APS-C)
and 510 times on the print
The wing fragment size
for the black and white
photographs are
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
for the color photographs
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
Crane Fly wing
Order: diptera
Suborder: nematocera
Family: tipulidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Hymenoptera wing
Order: Hymenoptera
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Horsefly wing
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Family: Tabanidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
June Bug wing
(Amphimallon majalis)
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Scarabaeidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
June Bug wing
(Amphimallon majalis)
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Scarabaeidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Flying Ant wing
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Family: Formicidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Stink Bug wing
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Pentatomidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
June Bug wing
(Amphimallon majalis)
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Scarabaeidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Hornet wing
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Family: Vespidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
June Bug wing
(Amphimallon majalis)
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Scarabaeidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Stink Bug wing
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Pentatomidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Wheat Stink Bug wing
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Pentatomidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Glow-Worm wing
(Lampyris noctiluca)
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Lampyridae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Crane Fly wing
Order: diptera
Suborder: nematocera
Family: tipulidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
European Rhinoceros Beetle wing
(Dynastinae)
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Scarabaeidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Horsefly wing
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Family: Tabanidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Cicada wing
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Family: Cicadidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Horsefly wing
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Family: Tabanidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Antlion wing
Order: Neuroptera
Suborder: Myrmeleontiformia
Family: Myrmeleontidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Green Stink Bug wing
(Palomena prasina)
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Pentatomidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Summar 24 mm 1:4.5 lens
and black and white
35 mm film
magnification is
10 times at the negative, and
170 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
2.4 mm (0.09 in) wide
3.6 mm (0.14 in) high
 
Cicada wing
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Family: Cicadidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar 12.5 mm 1:1.9 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Grasshopper wing
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Family: Acrididae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar 12.5 mm 1:1.9 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Antlion wing
Order: Neuroptera
Suborder: Myrmeleontiformia
Family: Myrmeleontidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar 12.5 mm 1:1.9 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Flying Ant wing
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Family: Formicidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar 12.5 mm 1:1.9 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
European Small Grasshopper wing
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Family: Acrididae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar 12.5 mm 1:1.9 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Stink Bug wing
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Pentatomidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar 12.5 mm 1:1.9 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Pine Chafer wing
(Polyphylla Fullo)
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Scarabaeidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar 12.5 mm 1:1.9 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Antlion wing
Order: Neuroptera
Suborder: Myrmeleontiformia
Family: Myrmeleontidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar 12.5 mm 1:1.9 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Carpenter Bee wing
(Xylocopa violacea)
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Family: Apidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar 12.5 mm 1:1.9 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Flying Ant wing
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Family: Formicidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar 12.5 mm 1:1.9 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Stink Bug wing
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Pentatomidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Zeiss Luminar 16 mm 1:2.5 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Cicada wing
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Family: Cicadidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Zeiss Luminar 16 mm 1:2.5 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
June Bug wing
(Amphimallon majalis)
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Scarabaeidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Zeiss Luminar 16 mm 1:2.5 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Sphinx wing
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Family: Sphingidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Zeiss Luminar 16 mm 1:2.5 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Unknown Insect wing
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Zeiss Luminar 16 mm 1:2.5 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
June Bug wing
(Amphimallon majalis)
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Scarabaeidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Zeiss Luminar 16 mm 1:2.5 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Small Green Grasshopper wing
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Family: Acrididae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Zeiss Luminar 16 mm 1:2.5 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Flying Ant wing
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Family: Formicidae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Zeiss Luminar 16 mm 1:2.5 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Medium Grasshopper wing
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Family: Acrididae
Invisible to the naked eye
just an excuse
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Zeiss Luminar 16 mm 1:2.5 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Blue Winged Grasshopper wing
(Oedipoda caerulescens)
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Family: Acrididae
Invisible to the naked eye
just a pretext
for an abstraction
 
 
Technique
Zeiss Luminar 16 mm 1:2.5 lens
on a crop sensor
(23.7 mm x 15.5 mm)
digital camera
magnification is
20 times on the sensor, and
510 times on the print.
The original wing fragment is
0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide
1.2 mm (0.05 in) high
 
Prints size
40 x 60 centimeters
(16 x 24 inches)
 
 
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All images and text © 2017
Chris Morgan
(Christian Frederick Roy Morgan)
 
All rights reserved
 

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