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.

Call for Photos: CLOSED

The photo submission period for the 2019 World of Insects Calendar closed May 1, 2018. More than 500 insect and arthropod images were submitted from 120 photographers.

The ESA Committee on the World of Insects Calendar will evaluate photos for their aesthetic and technical quality, and images for the 2019 calendar will be chosen in July 2018. All winning and non-winning entrants will be notified of the results in mid-July.

The 2019 World of Insects Calendar will be available for purchase in November 2018. Each attendee at Entomology 2018, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, November 11-14, Vancouver, BC, Canada, will receive one free copy of the 2019 World of Insects Calendar. Additional copies may be purchased onsite or online; proceeds from additional calendar purchases will benefit The Entomological Foundation.

For questions regarding the 2019 World of Insects Calendar, please contact Joe Rominiecki, ESA manager of communications, at

2018 Calendar: SOLD OUT

2018 World of Insects Calendar

For the 2018 calendar, more than 550 photo entries were submitted by 133 insect photographers from around the globe. The 2018 cover photo captures an ant-mimicking katydid nymph (Eurycorypha sp., Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae), taken by Vida van der Walt, of Pretoria, South Africa.

The 2018 World of Insects Calendar is sold out. Look for the 2019 edition to go on sale in November 2018.