Tag Archives: prairie

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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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A Spotty White Tiger Moth

This was a surprising find, glimmering under a shaded rock ledge, in the rubble beneath a badlands cliff in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta. Hardly inconspicuous, this is the Many-spotted Tiger Moth (Hypercompe permaculata), a moth of the […]

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Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands – New Release

Felix Sperling has brought this new book to the attention of the AlbertaBugs group. From the Volumes website: Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 1): Ecology and Interactions in Grassland Habitats is the first of a […]

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