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northern Alberta, Canada

I am not an entomologist and have never studied that science. I am, however, interested as many of us are, in the "small" game as much as the BIG game such as elk, moose, deer and bears. You can see those critters on my blog.

Photography is one of my hobbies so I'll shoot all the insects I can, for the pure enjoyment of wondering at the incredible wonders God has created for us to marvel at.

I'll put them into these categories here: butterflies, moths, spiders, beetles, caterpillars, flies, bees & wasps, and miscellaneous. I'm not worried about names, categorization, etc. I'm not even an "entomologist wannabe." It is a science far too complicated for the likes of me. Just look at the classifications for insects, for example; you have your: "Kingdom, Phylum, Subphylum, Class, Subclass, Infraclass, Order" and I don't know how many more. And maybe "Species" fits in there someplace too.

The science of describing and naming species is called "taxonomy" and it seems to me that the taxonomists have made life terribly complicated with the awful names they come up with for insects. No wonder it is a science which attracts few new researchers as described at this website: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-case-of-the-vanishing-taxonomists/article1696020/.

Maybe instead of calling this my "insects" page, I should call it my "arthropods" page because spiders, ants, butterflies, crabs and dragonflies all fall in that category.


Click the images to bring up a page with a larger picture and more pictures if I have them, as well as some information about them.


butterflies:

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Do you know what the one caterpillar said to the other caterpillar when a butterfly flew over them? He said, "Boy! You wouldn't catch ME going up in one of THOSE THINGS!!"


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moths:

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Prince Stone had an enormous moth collection. He had large moths, small moths-moths of all kinds. When King Stone decided to retire and pass his crown to the prince, he told the boy he must first dispose of the moth collection and find another hobby.

"Why is that, father?" inquired the prince.

"Because", replied the old man, "A ruling Stone gathers no moths!"

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spiders:

(O.K. I realize that spiders are arachnids, and not spiders.)

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What are spiders webs good for? Spiders!

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beetles:

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Waiter, waiter, there's a dead beetle in my gravy. Yes, sir. Beetles are terrible swimmers.

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caterpillars:

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What insect helps on the job site? ... A Caterpillar

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flies:

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Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

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bees and wasps:

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Why do bees buzz? Because they can't whistle!

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miscellaneous:

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Next time you are in an elevator........ Start brushing off invisible bugs from your arms, screaming "Aaughh!"

more coming as I can take them........

Warning:

There is a very dangerous insect which, it is feared, might be invading the southern USA. It is the "Triatoma bug." You can Google for more information on it.

Links:

A good site to help identify your bugs: http://www.entomology.ualberta.ca/index.html

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