World of Insects Calendar

Every year, the ESA World of Insects Calendar showcases the stunning beauty of our arthropod peers through striking, world-class photography.

Photographs are selected by the ESA Committee on the Insect Calendar and must be of the highest aesthetic and technical quality. A call for photos is announced early in the year for the following year's calendar, which is published each year in November.

Call for Photos: CLOSED

The photo submission period for the 2021 World of Insects Calendar closed May 4, 2020.

The ESA Committee on the World of Insects Calendar will evaluate photos for their aesthetic and technical quality, and images for the 2021 calendar will be chosen in July 2020. All winning and non-winning entrants will be notified of the results in mid-July.

The 2021 World of Insects Calendar will be available for purchase in November 2020. Each attendee at Entomology 2020, November 15-18, in Orlando, Florida, will receive one free copy of the 2021 World of Insects Calendar. Additional copies may be purchased onsite or online.

For questions regarding the 2021 World of Insects Calendar, please contact Joe Rominiecki, ESA manager of communications, at

2020 Calendar: Sold Out

For the 2020 calendar, more than 500 photo entries were submitted by nearly 130 insect photographers from around the globe. The 2020 cover photo captures a robber fly (Holcocephala fusca; Diptera: Asilidae) clinging to a leaf, taken by Jim Turner of Silver Spring, Maryland.

The 2020 World of Insects Calendar is sold out. Look for the 2021 edition to go on sale in November 2020.

All proceeds from sales of the World of Insects Calendar directly benefit ESA's Chrysalis Fund, which fosters the future of entomology through grants for programs that teach kids about insect science. Learn more about the Chrysalis Fund.