You should be able to capture some excellent images of insects with a basic macro lens, but before taking your shots, it’s a good idea to do a little bit of research on your subjects and learn what their habits are.
This will allow you to see how the specific insects behave. For example, the flowers in your backyard may attract a specific type of honeybee. If this is the case, you can set up shop near the flower and simply wait for the subject to come to you.
There’s no need to panic if you miss a shot since there are literally thousands of insects around you each day. If you miss an opportunity you won’t have to wait long for another to arise. Just be patient. The best times to capture insect photos are early on in the morning and around twilight.