World of Insects Calendar

World of Insect Calendar

Every year, the ESA World of Insects Calendar showcases the stunning beauty of insects and related arthropods 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.

New in 2021: ESA has launched a weekly "Arthropod Photo of the Week" feature on social media, for which submitted photos may also be considered. Follow along with "Arthropod Photo of the Week" via the #arthropodPOTW hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

2022 Calendar: Order Now

World of Insects 2022 Calendar

For the 2022 calendar, more than 740 photos entries were submitted from more than 180 photographers from around the globe. The 2022 cover photo captures a group of newly hatched brown marmorated stink bug nymphs (Halyomorpha halys), photographed by Tom Astle of Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

The 2022 World of Insects Calendar is available for purchase online. 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.

Note for Entomology 2021 attendees: Participants who register for the 2021 ESA Annual Meeting by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on October 30, 2021, will receive one (1) free copy of the 2022 World of Insects Calendar. (Onsite attendees will receive their copy at registration; virtual attendees will receive their copy via mail.) For those not attending Entomology 2021, those who register after the deadline, or those who wish to purchase additional copies, please order online.

2022 calendar promo collage


Call for Photos: CLOSED

The photo submission period for the 2023 World of Insects Calendar will open in February 2022. Bookmark this page to check for updates in 2022.

The ESA Committee on the World of Insects Calendar evaluates photos for their aesthetic and technical quality, and images for the 2023 calendar will be chosen in July 2022. All winning and non-winning entrants will be notified of the results in mid-July.


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