Copyright free bug images.

Whether you find them cute or creepy, bugs are all around us. They outnumber us by some crazy number like millions to one. They also are included in many vintage and copyright free drawings, photographs and prints.

So far, the collection of bug images on Free Vintage Art contains mostly butterflies, moths, bees and wasps but I’m sure that will be changing soon. I think they’re all good ones and don’t let the smallness of this category discourage you. I’ve got plenty more great insect images just waiting to fly in and join the party.

Bee images seem to be among the most popular among the insect images on my other sites. The most Pinned image on Reusable Art is a bee wood cut. I’m hoping that one of the insect images here on Free Vintage Art will chase that little bee for your admiration.

Just remember, all of the free insect images on this site are in the public domain under American copyright law. That means they may or may not be in the public domain in your country.

House Fly Drawing

Vintage house fly drawing from a book about New Zealand pests that dates back to the early 1900s. Several online sources identify the book as public domain in the USA.

Colorful Spider Drawing

This colorful spider drawing is part of a turn of the century advertising piece for a thread company. How fun, a spider web to promote thread. I love it.

Ichneumon Fly Drawing

Vintage ichneumon fly drawing for downloading and/or printing to use with your own creative projects. This large parasitoid wasp looks downright sinister.

Vintage Butterfly Image with Strawberries

A bit of cover art on this cold winter day with memories of warm, sunny spring and summer days and the glories of fresh strawberries and lovely butterflies.

Fly Drawing

Wonderful book illustration and fly drawing that was obviously hand-watercolored by an unnamed artist. The drawing appeared in an entomology book from 1828.

Honeybee Drawing #2

I just love this vintage honeybee drawing. It shows how the bee takes the teeny bits of pollen and forms a pollen mass to bring the pollen back to the hive.

Honey Bee Drawing

Love the furry detailing of this honey bee image. It is from a booklet printed in 1912 and in the public domain in the US. Free printable download from freevintageart.com.

A Pair of Grasshoppers

This pair of insects won’t devour your prize flowers or tomatoes but they might hop into your heart – don’t miss these free vintage grasshopper drawings.

Tan & Brown Moth

Vintage and public domain tan and brown moth drawing which also includes the life cycle of the insect with a caterpillar drawing by the side of a creek.

Moth Life Cycle Drawing

Vintage moth life cycle drawing resized to fit a standard 4×6 postcard size. It is in the public domain and can be used freely for your own projects.

Honey Bee Leg

Highly detailed drawing of a honey bee leg, with and without pollen, as well as a nice little drawing of a honey bee. The image is in the public domain.

Insect Diagram

Vintage, public domain 2-color insect diagram of a variety of wasp including numbers, Roman numerals and letters to identify the different parts of this bug.

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