Of the millions of diverse arthropod species inhabiting our planet, only a microscopic percentage merit inclusion in the section entitled simply SINGLES. Here are the most exquisite butterflies, the most exotic moths, the largest damselflies, the most ornate beetles to be found anywhere on our planet. Walkingsticks from Malaysia are over a foot long. Delicate Antlions from Macedonia and Thailand are as elegant as they are obscure. Leaf mimic katydids from Peru display some of the most extraordinary cryptic camouflage in nature.

Here, as perhaps nowhere else on earth, the obscurity, the enigma and the allure of the far corners of the natural world are encapsulated in one stunning collection .