Category Archives: Predator


The Belly of the Dragon

The belly of the dragonfly, that is. This Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758) is glowing gold from the backlight. This is a species found throughout the northern hemisphere, from North American and Europe through […]

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Bee-mimic Assassin

I don’t often get the chance to photograph robber flies (Asilidae), so it was nice to have another opportunity this year during a visit to Halfmoon Lake Natural Area on the 13 June. I had […]

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A Running Crab Spider — Philodromus histrio

Philodromus histrio is found worldwide across the northern hemisphere, this one was found in our front garden in Edmonton. In Sweden the name is Praktsnabblöpare, translating to “Magnificent Fast Runner”. The only site that carried some of […]

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Pterostichus with prey.

This ground beetle was startled when I first leaned in to photograph it, but did not let go of its prey when it scurried off! Both the larvae and the adults in this genus are predacious, […]

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One of the more successful plants in our garden are the white Martagon lilies we bought many years ago. They appreciate light shade and do well as a woodland plant. They will self-seed when happy with […]

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Yellowjacket with prey

I had the chance to photograph the goings-on at a convenient wasp nest that is developing on the garage-door frame at our home. Because of its situation, I can take photographs fairly safely by opening the garage door, […]

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Ground Beetle, and Granulated…

Sounding like some sort of future new-age food supplement, the Granulated Ground Beetle (Carabus granulatus) is actually named after the raised grain-like lines the run along the length of the elytra. This beetle would be […]

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Pleased to meet you…

The last friendly face a visiting bee or butterfly may see… (27 July, 2010. Nikon D80 with Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro lens. Diffused flash. ISO 200, 1/200 sec. @ f “45“) Related articles Why the […]

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