Tag Archives: Lepidoptera

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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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An Elegant Moth

I attended my first National Moth Week gathering last Friday at the Devonian Botanical Gardens, Alberta. I’ll show some video of the event later, but I wanted to first share these images of the Black-rimmed Prominent […]

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Cutworm with Parasitoids – Intro.

During a macro workshop I presented at the the Crop Diversification Centre South in mid-May, I was given a cutworm specimen by Shelley Barkley and Scott Meers. This was not an ‘ordinary’ cutworm – the 20 mm portly-type that […]

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Harrisimemna trisignata

I have only done two nights of black-lighting for moths this year, without much success, so it came as a pleasant surprise to find these two moths sitting on the garage wall, after a night […]

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Galium Sphinx Moth

In the spring of 2012 my brother gave me a pupal case that he had found while digging in the garden. I had no clue what it would be, but I placed it in a […]

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Extinct Moth Comes to Alberta

An extinct moth, Urania sloanus has recently been purchased by a biologist at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus: “When developmental biologist Tom Terzin discovered the mint-condition, extinct Urania sloanus on an eBay auction, both his academic interest and his […]

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Guest Post: Ian Maton — Moth Trapper

(I am pleased to introduce Ian Maton as the first amateur entomologist to contribute to Splendour Awaits! Thank you Ian, for an interesting article and great photography!) My journey into live moth trapping started a relatively short […]

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What’s Eating Your Delphiniums?

(This is a modified article from my now defunct blog, Gardening Zone 3b) Beginning in the first week of May, our new up-and-coming delphiniums, larkspur and monkshood plants are subject to infestation by the larva of Polychrysia esmeralda, the leaf-tier […]

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