Category Archives: Mating

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Jumping Spider Melodies — Dr. Wayne Maddison

Well, it is finally here. In November of  2012, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Alberta kicked off with a great plenary symposium on Arthropod Biodiversity. […]

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Mating Hoverflies on Black

This pair of hover flies (Syrphidae, possibly Allograpta obliqua Genus Sphaerophoria¹) stand out strongly against a black background. In the days of film, when many cameras only had a flash sync. speed of 1/60 sec., and you were […]

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Sunday Bugfest 5

Another buggy selecton of science and photography articles discovered in the last week: Science: ◊ What’s a young male spider to do when his mate ain’t of age? Learn more about the pro’s and con’s of mock […]

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Common, but worth a second look.

The cabbage white (Pieris rapae) is often held in disdain–an old world butterfly that plagues farmers and gardeners who dare to grow cabbage or broccoli. But seen up close they are more than just a […]

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