Tag Archives: predator

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Just stick out your tongue and say “Aaaah”…

Dr. Phymata doing the obligatory health check before proceeding with the operation… (22 September, 2013. Dinosaur Provincial Park. Canon T2i with EF 100mm f2.8 macro lens and diffused flash. ISO 400, 1/200 sec. @ f11)  

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A Velvet Mite

I was camping at the The Narrows Provincial Recreation Area in Alberta when I found this mite. It was under the bark of a fallen aspen tree – a bright-red eye-catcher among the decaying duff […]

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A Caterpillar Hunter

This 18mm long carabid beetle was found under a log slab in our garden. I thought at first that it might be the common imported Sidewalk Carabid (Pterostichus melanarius), but noticing the faint purple edge […]

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Rock Flipping at Rampart Creek

While camping in the Rampart Creek campground on the Icefields Parkway, I did a bit of rock-flipping. There was sparse pickin’s, but I found these two under one rock. Not disturbed by the sudden inversion […]

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Beautiful Bembix

One of the pleasures of  photomacrography is coming across the unexpected. While this happens to even professional entomologists, it is doubly more pleasurable for amateurs because they are are still somewhat naive on the true […]

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Portrait of a Lacewing

(Extracted from my blog, Voyages Around My Camera) The Green Lacewing, (Family Chrysopidae, Chrysopa sp.) is known as a friend of the gardener, as they and their larva feed on soft-bodied insects such as aphids. […]

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