Thursday, January 8, 2015

Northern Caddisfly Larva - Limnephilidae

This tiny guy showed up today at work in a 500ml water sample taken at Wekusko Lake. The debris case was about about 5mm by 5mm.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Orb Weaver - Araniella proxima

This is my favorite spider of 2013. I photographed it in mid July. A spider with a face on its butt. How cool is that!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cicada - Okanagana canadensis

This one was singing near Birch lake this summer. Okanagana canadensis is a common northern species which even gets up into the NWT.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Apple Maggot Fly - Rhagoletis pomonella

Back in August I found this cool fruit fly with a spider pattern on its wings. It was on our hops vine.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bee Fly - Hemipenthes morioides

I've always liked Bee flies. I found this one in the yard in July pollinating flowers.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Picture-winged Fly - Callopistromyia strigula

July was a good month for Picture-winged Flies. I like the way they hold their wings open at times, ready for lift off. This one was in the herb bed around the oregano.

Picture-winged Fly - Ceroxys latiusculus

When we were at the farm this fall I noticed quite a few of these striped flys. They seemed to do more walking than flying and were constantly shuffling their wings.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Larder Beetle - Dermestes lardarius

I found this beetle crawling across the floor in the lunch room at work. That makes sense. They are often found where food is stored.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tissue Moth - Triphosa haesitata

The temperature was about 5°c the other night when this Tissue Moth showed up. I love their colors.  It's always a treat to see one.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Snout Beetle - Glocianus punctiger

At only 3mm B spotted this tiny beetle while we were out in the yard. Their host plant is Dandelions and the larva feed on the seeds in the flower heads.