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Alberta Oil (Beetle)

Last year, based on an oil beetle I photographed in Grasslands National Park, Sask.,  I jokingly mentioned that the oil beetle should be Alberta’s official insect, because we have so much of the oily stuff. Well, […]

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Best Images of 2012

For a variety of reasons, 2012 was not a very productive year for me in regards to bug photography, but here are a handful of my favorite images that, overall, attracted the most attention in […]

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The Black Oil Beetle

With their slow movements, distended abdomens and their propensity for grass, oil beetles will forgive me for thinking that they are the insect equivalent of cows. Indeed for the short period that this specimen was kept in […]

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