25+ Free Incredible Insects Vintage Printable Images

Hello, friends! It’s Brynne from The Gathered Home, back with your roundup of gorgeous free printables for the month of August!

Last month, when I was rounding up well over 25 vintage moth and butterfly printable images, I kept stumbling across so many other fascinating and beautiful vintage insect images that I knew I had to follow up with a post dedicated to them!

These vintage printable insect images are awesome! Print them out for instant art!

I know for me, the thought of insects as art seemed strange at first, but when I saw how detailed, colorful and charming these vintage scientific illustrations are, my mind was changed!

Before I jump into sharing the sources for these printables, here are some ideas for ways to use vintage insect art in your home:

1. Use matching frames and display similar prints in a grid.

Frame vintage insect prints and display in a grid

via Apartment Therapy

2. Make a statement: enlarge a favorite image or two.

Check out my tutorial for enlarging vintage images here!

Enlarged vintage insect prints make such cool art!

via Design Sponge

Vintage school-chart style insect art

via Diagnoosi: Sisustusmania

3. Pair with other vintage nature images (like these) for a pretty display.

Love this collection of vintage nature images! Get a similar look with free printables!

via SF Girl by Bay

4. Even if your style is more clean-lined and modern, vintage insect art still looks great!

modern insect art prints via bolig

via Bolig Magasinet

Get more ideas for displaying art prints here:

45 Ways to Display Photos and Art Prints - for when you're wondering what to do with printed photos and all those free printables!

Tips for Printing:

  • While you can print these vintage images at home if you have a color printer, you can also have them printed at either a local printing place or an online printing shop – the price will be very affordable for smaller standard sizes like 8 x 10″, 5 x 7″ or 8.5 x 11″.
  • If you’re looking for a larger print, you can find great deals on poster sizes by doing a little searching online. Or you can have it printed in black and white as an engineering print (somewhere like Staples) for just a few dollars! (And see ideas for decorating with engineering prints here.)

Vintage Printable Insect Images

To download and print, click on each link to visit the original source for each image.

As always, if you visit the original sources for these images, you’ll find many more lovely vintage images to explore!

1. Locusta Germanica via Bibliodyssey
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Printable vintage locust images make fascinating wall art

2. Monograph of Spiders via Bibliodyssey

I think this vintage spider image is more interesting than creepy – think Charlotte’s web!
But you could always file it away for Halloween, too!

This vintage spider image is more interesting than creepy!

3. Hemipteres via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Love the detail on these vintage insect etching - free printables!

4. The Animal Kingdom – Insecta via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Free vintage printable insect images make great wall art!

5. Snails via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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I used to love catching and observing snails when I was little! They’re such fascinating little creatures!

Snails are such fascinating little creatures! Love these free printables.

6. Grass Animals via Biodiversity Heritage Library

Lovely free vintage grasshopper art printable

7. Insects Natural History Printable via The Graphics Fairy

This vintage insects natural history printable would be fantastic enlarged as wall art!

8. Grasshoppers via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Lovely free vintage insect printables!

9. Illustrations of Natural History via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Detailed vintage insect images make gorgeous wall art.

Frame this vintage dragonfly printable for a lovely piece of art!

10. Cicadae via Biodiversity Heritage Library

What a detailed vintage printable - perfect instant art.

11. Natural History Insects Printable via The Graphics Fairy

Gorgeous free art! Vintage insect printables.

12. Beetles via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Free printable art - stunning and jewel-like vintage beetle illustrations

13. Bumblebee Nest via The Graphics Fairy

An awesome rounup of vintage insect printables!

14. Musee Entomologique via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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These vintage insect printables are gorgeous!

15. Vintage Bee Art via The Graphics Fairy
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Love this roundup of over 25 FREE vintage insect printables!

16. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Gorgeous free vintage insect printable images!

17. Common “Humble-bee” via The Graphics Fairy

Lovely and free vintage art! Over 25 free vintage insect printables.

18. Die Wanzenartigen Insecte via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Get this and over 25 other free vintage printable insect images!

19. Spider in Web via Biodiversity Heritage Library

Lovely vintage insect images printables - free art!

20. Common Country Insects via Biodiversity Heritage Library

Free cintage insect images make gorgeous art!

21. Dragonflies via Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Frame these gorgeous free vintage dragonfly images for instant art!

22. Locusta Morbillosa Grasshopper via Biodiversity Heritage Library

Free printable! Love this vintage grasshopper image!

23. Arcana Entomologica via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Over 25 gorgeous and free vintage insect printables!

24. British Dragonflies via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Love these vintage dragonfly images! Print them out for instant wall art!

25. Aid to the Identification of Insects via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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These colorful vintage insect images make such great art!

26. The Vivarium via Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Lovely vintage printable insect images!

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3 Comments

  1. Wow, this is quite a collection. I appreciate all the info too, I never seem to have any luck when I set out to use Photoshop Elements, but I may yet clear that hurdle, thanks to you!

    1. I’m so glad the info is helpful and that you enjoyed the collection of images! I’ve found Photoshop Elements such a wonderful program once you get the hang of it – and I still do web searches for anything I’m not quite sure how to do in there 🙂

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