After he finished his magnum opus Animal Locomotion, Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) tried to push his motion studies further. He made elaborate plans for photographing insects using new, improved methods. These proposals were way ahead of his times and he did not manage to find funding. Thus we are left with a never-executed project, a regrettable omission in photography’s history. I decided to make an attempt to remedy this lack by doing experiments with insects against a Muybridgian background.