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 World of Insects 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.

2020 Calendar NOW AVAILABLE

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 calendar is now available for purchase in the ESA bookstore. 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.

Call for Photos: CLOSED

The photo submission period for the 2020 World of Insects Calendar closed May 13, 2019. 

For questions regarding the 2020 World of Insects Calendar, please contact Joe Rominiecki, ESA manager of communications, at