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 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.
2023 Calendar: Order Now
For the 2023 calendar, more than 675 photos entries were submitted from more than 170 photographers from around the globe. The 2023 cover photo features a yellow false-leaf katydid Orophus tessellatus, by David Turell of Durham, New Hampshire, USA.
The 2023 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 2022 Joint Annual Meeting attendees: In-person attendees at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, November 13-16, in Vancouver, will receive one (1) free copy of the 2023 World of Insects Calendar. For those not attending the Joint Annual Meeting in person or those who wish to purchase additional copies, please order online.
Call for Photos: CLOSED
The photo submission period for the 2024 World of Insects Calendar will open in February 2023. Bookmark this page to check for updates in 2023.
The ESA Committee on the World of Insects Calendar evaluates photos for their aesthetic and technical quality, and images for the 2024 calendar will be chosen in July 2023. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.