Category Archives: Cicindelidae

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Mating Long-lipped Tiger Beetles

Photographing Long-lipped Tiger Beetles (Cicindela longilabris) at Halfmoon Lake Natural Area is now an annual event. On this occasion, (29 May 2017) the only difference is that I managed to record video of two pairs. The […]

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Bronzed Tiger Beetle Pair

This is a common tiger beetle in Alberta, but it is the first time I have managed to photograph a mating pair. This is the same species of beetle that I photographed last fall preparing […]

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Playing in the Sand

I took a day-trip to the Halfmoon Lake Natural Area last week, a lovely bright sky day without too much heat. The early and coolest part of the walk was not great for bug photography, […]

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Digging Tiger

Blow-out tiger beetle (Cicindela lengi versuta) digging a burrow. That is all. 29 September, On the banks of the Milk River, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta. Related articles Writing-on-Stone Polistes

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Update

Due to the September course Introduction to Close-up and Macro Photography that I led at MacEwan, I had a late start this year and I only managed to depart for my regular southern Alberta tour on September 23. I ran into […]

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The End is Near

Late summer: shorter days and cooler nights. This week we’ve had frost most nights, and it’s still not the middle of September. Last week, a walk along the damp sand and stone shoreline of the North Saskatchewan River found […]

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How to face a tiger

Deep in the jack pine forests of Alberta, a tiger prowls. Flitting from spot to spot, always wary, almost unseen. Unless you are willing to go to make the effort, you may never truly see them […]

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Late-summer Halfmoon Rambling

I was looking for sand beasts last week. I began in the area around Nestow in the morning. I found little there, so moved on to Halfmoon Lake Natural Area again. By the time I arrived it was […]

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