Tag Archives: Royal Alberta Museum

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Spider Wasp with Crab Spider

I found this spider-dragging wasp scampering over a fallen pine in the sandy Halfmoon Lake Natural Area. It was a challenge to photograph –  the rapidly moving spider, traveling over the rough surface of the […]

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Wasp and Spider

A busy spider-hunting wasp, most likely Arachnospila fumipennis (Family Pompilidae). Found at Opal Natural Area on August 30, 2012, she was hauling the spider over some very rough twig-and-needle ground, and had to re-position her hold on […]

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Edmonton Bug Talks for February…

Thanks to Dr.Felix Sperling at the U of A for accumulating all the upcoming bug talks that will take place in the next few weeks. It all starts Wednesday evening!   February 13 2013;   7 […]

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Coming Soon to the Royal Alberta Museum…

The Royal Alberta Museum Curatorial Lecture Series 2013 begins this Friday! While the first free lecture probably does not include bugs (unless that diorama has a stray grylloblalttid or spider that I haven’t noticed…), the two free lectures that follow […]

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Mantis Love

Another video from the Royal Alberta Museum, this time featuring mating Orchid Mantids and what sounds like the crunching of an apple? Narrated by Peter Heule, the museum’s current Bug Room meister. [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iftdIEAMcmw[/tube] Related articles […]

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This Weekend: Moths at the Royal Alberta Museum

From the Royal Albert Museum Website: Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large February 18 – September 3, 2012 Colourful treasures revealed in a stunning photographic exhibition showcasing the hidden beauty of Moths A travelling exhibition from the […]

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A Mite in the Museum

One day night, when spending a night evening at the museum, I was all alone. It was all eery like, and I was walking through this room that looked like it was a forest and it was […]

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Bombus in the News

David Walter, an entomologist working at the Royal Alberta Museum and operator of the blogs The Home Bug Garden and Macromite, has been featured in the Edmonton Journal. Or, at least , a bee he […]

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