Tag Archives: identification


Need Bug I.D.?

Two websites offer bug identification for casual enthusiasts. Spider Identification.org is an online resource providing the tools to both submit and help identify pictures of spiders. Eric R. Eaton (aka ‘Bug Eric‘), principal author of […]

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Black-with-a-little-red-bit-in-the-middle Ant

If I were to use Ted MacRae’s new Revised Key to Formicidae of North America, this could be a hybrid between Formica meganigra (big black ant) and Formica rubra (red ant). Note the black head […]

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Web Resources Update

In Alberta, bug fanciers and enthusiasts have a useful resource in AlbertaBugs, an email list which – “…is intended to encourage interest in the natural history or identification of bugs in Alberta and neighboring regions. […]

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