Category Archives: Amateur Entomologist

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Ento 101: the Abdomen

Long neglected, I am resuming with the Ento. 101 project. Please view the disclaimer at the bottom of the Entomology 101 page. Previous: Ento. 101–Legs. The Insect Abdomen (eidonomy for now, I’ll save the guts for later) […]

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Writing-on-Stone Polistes

Continuing on the southern Alberta tour for 2014… After Waterton Lakes National Park, I moved on to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. No problem with campsites here, there is only one and weekdays–out of season–there is always […]

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Bristle Fly?

The flies in the Family Tachinidae could very well take the common name of ‘Bristle Fly’, due to the many stiff hairs that cover the abdomen of many species. My dismal April Fool’s post was indeed a Tachinid […]

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Winter Focus-stacking Prep.

Lots to learn… One of my winter projects was to get to know the Stackshot focus-stacking system. However, this was difficult due to two problems: lack of subjects and too short a winter (you won’t […]

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Thinking Out Loud: The Year Ahead

1 January, 2014 Formal public New Year’s resolutions are an all too rigid way of committing yourself to change, and very likely to fail. Throughout the year I am constantly planning ahead; remixing, responding and […]

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My Top 10 Macro Photographs in 2013

Here are my top photo choices for 2013. The selection is based somewhat on public response, but mostly just because they are my personal favorites. Like most years, these are wild Alberta bugs, photographed alive and kicking, without cooling […]

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Moth Night

On the 26 July this year I participated in a National Moth Week event at the Devonian Botanic Garden just a short drive west of Edmonton… It was a magical event, with participants of all […]

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The Week on Sunday #29

Sorry I missed The Week on Sunday last week, I was holding a macro workshop that day. Here’s this week’s collection with some old links that are still well worth sharing. ♦ First, a free e-book: Dr […]

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