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Southern Alberta 2009

My only trip to Southern Alberta in 2009 was a quick 3 day trip to Brooks with my friend Carroll Perkins. The main purpose was to photograph insects and we concentrated on three areas, the Rolling Hills Sand Dunes, the east side of Lake Newell and the shore of the Red Deer River near the Jenner Bridge. As usual the weather did not cooperate and the day we spent in the sand dunes was cool, cloudy and windy with occasional rain. Nevertheless, the trip was quite productive.
Rolling Hills Sand Dunes 2.JPG
Rolling Hills Sand Dunes 2.JPG
Red Deer River near Jenner Bridge 1.JPG
Red Deer River near Jenner Bridge 1.JPG
Helianthus sp. - Sunflower A1a.jpg
Helianthus sp. - Sunflower A1a.jpg
Great Plains Toad 4.JPG
Great Plains Toad 4.JPG
Great Plains Toad 5a.jpg
Great Plains Toad 5a.jpg
Ferruginous Hawk juvenile 1a.jpg
Ferruginous Hawk juvenile 1a.jpg
Sympetrum pallipes - Striped Meadowhawk 1a.jpg
Sympetrum pallipes - Striped Meadowhawk 1a.jpg
Sympetrum pallipes - Striped Meadowhawk 2a.jpg
Sympetrum pallipes - Striped Meadowhawk 2a.jpg
Amphiagrion abbreviatum - Western Red Damsel 2a.jpg
Amphiagrion abbreviatum - Western Red Damsel 2a.jpg
Ischnura damula - Plains Forktail 1a.jpg
Ischnura damula - Plains Forktail 1a.jpg
Ischnura damula - Plains Forktail female blue andromorph 1a.jpg
Ischnura damula - Plains Forktail female blue andromorph 1a.jpg
Lestes unguiculatus - Lyre-tipped Spreadwing female 1a.jpg
Lestes unguiculatus - Lyre-tipped Spreadwing female 1a.jpg
Orchelimum gladiator - Gladiator Meadow Katydid 2a.jpg
Orchelimum gladiator - Gladiator Meadow Katydid 2a.jpg
Aeolothripidae - Banded Thrips A1b.jpg
Aeolothripidae - Banded Thrips A1b.jpg
Chelinidea vittiger - Cactus Bug nymph 2.JPG
Chelinidea vittiger - Cactus Bug nymph 2.JPG
Chelinidea vittiger - Cactus Bug nymphs 4.JPG
Chelinidea vittiger - Cactus Bug nymphs 4.JPG
Miridae - Plant Bug D1a.JPG
Miridae - Plant Bug D1a.JPG
Miridae - Plant Bug H1a.jpg
Miridae - Plant Bug H1a.jpg
Lycaena dione - Great Gray Copper 2a.jpg
Lycaena dione - Great Gray Copper 2a.jpg
Satyrium acadicum - Acadian Hairstreak 3a.jpg
Satyrium acadicum - Acadian Hairstreak 3a.jpg
Grapholita sp. tentative -  Tortricid Moth A1a.jpg
Grapholita sp. tentative - Tortricid Moth A1a.jpg
Cicindela repanda - Bronzed Tiger Beetle 1a.jpg
Cicindela repanda - Bronzed Tiger Beetle 1a.jpg
Trichodes nutalli - Checkered Beetle 8a.jpg
Trichodes nutalli - Checkered Beetle 8a.jpg
Gnathium minimum 2a.JPG
Gnathium minimum 2a.JPG
Hippodamia convergens - Convergent Ladybug 1a.jpg
Hippodamia convergens - Convergent Ladybug 1a.jpg
Hippodamia sp. probably quinquesignata - Five-spot Ladybug 1a.jpg
Hippodamia sp. probably quinquesignata - Five-spot Ladybug 1a.jpg
Hippodamia sinuata - Sinuate Ladybug 2a.JPG
Hippodamia sinuata - Sinuate Ladybug 2a.JPG
Calligrapha verrucosa - Wart-covered Galligrapha 2a.jpg
Calligrapha verrucosa - Wart-covered Galligrapha 2a.jpg
Calligrapha verrucosa - Wart-covered Galligrapha 4a.jpg
Calligrapha verrucosa - Wart-covered Galligrapha 4a.jpg
Disonycha pensylvanica - Flea Beetle 1a.jpg
Disonycha pensylvanica - Flea Beetle 1a.jpg
Disonycha pensylvanica - Flea Beetle 2a.jpg
Disonycha pensylvanica - Flea Beetle 2a.jpg
Pachybrachis sp. - Cylindrical Leaf Beetle A3a.JPG
Pachybrachis sp. - Cylindrical Leaf Beetle A3a.JPG
Pachybrachis sp. - Cylindrical Leaf Beetle A5a.JPG
Pachybrachis sp. - Cylindrical Leaf Beetle A5a.JPG
Rhopalapion longirostre - Hollyhock Weevil 1a.jpg
Rhopalapion longirostre - Hollyhock Weevil 1a.jpg
Tipulidae - Crane Fly D1.JPG
Tipulidae - Crane Fly D1.JPG
Euaresta aequalis - Fruit fly female 3a.jpg
Euaresta aequalis - Fruit fly female 3a.jpg
Euaresta aequalis - Fruit flies 4a.jpg
Euaresta aequalis - Fruit flies 4a.jpg
Lauxaniidae - Lauxaniid fly B1a.jpg
Lauxaniidae - Lauxaniid fly B1a.jpg
Micropezidae - Stilt-legged Fly A1a.jpg
Micropezidae - Stilt-legged Fly A1a.jpg
Micropezidae - Stilt-legged Fly B1a.jpg
Micropezidae - Stilt-legged Fly B1a.jpg
Physocephala sp. - Thick-headed Fly B1a.jpg
Physocephala sp. - Thick-headed Fly B1a.jpg
Physocephala sp. - Thick-headed Fly B3a.JPG
Physocephala sp. - Thick-headed Fly B3a.JPG
Villa sp. - Bee Fly E1a.JPG
Villa sp. - Bee Fly E1a.JPG
Villa sp. - Bee Fly F1a.jpg
Villa sp. - Bee Fly F1a.jpg
Rhabdophaga strobiloides - Willow Pinecone Gall Midge 1a.jpg
Rhabdophaga strobiloides - Willow Pinecone Gall Midge 1a.jpg
Anomaloninae - Ichneumon Wasp B3a.jpg
Anomaloninae - Ichneumon Wasp B3a.jpg
Ichneumonidae - Ichneumon wasp E1a.jpg
Ichneumonidae - Ichneumon wasp E1a.jpg
Prionyx sp. - Sphecid wasp C6a.JPG
Prionyx sp. - Sphecid wasp C6a.JPG
Oryttus sp. - Crabronidae A1a.jpg
Oryttus sp. - Crabronidae A1a.jpg
Oryttus sp. - Crabronidae - A2a.jpg
Oryttus sp. - Crabronidae - A2a.jpg
Crabro argusinus - Square-headed Wasp A1a.jpg
Crabro argusinus - Square-headed Wasp A1a.jpg
Aphilanthops frigidus - Ant Queen Wolf male B3a.JPG
Aphilanthops frigidus - Ant Queen Wolf male B3a.JPG
Mellinus abdominalus - Aphid Wasp female A2a.jpg
Mellinus abdominalus - Aphid Wasp female A2a.jpg
Mellinus abdominalus - Aphid Wasp male A4a.JPG
Mellinus abdominalus - Aphid Wasp male A4a.JPG
Lyroda subita - Crabronine wasp 3a.jpg
Lyroda subita - Crabronine wasp 3a.jpg
Perdita sp. - Andrenid Bee C1a.jpg
Perdita sp. - Andrenid Bee C1a.jpg
Perdita sp. - Andrenid Bee D1a.JPG
Perdita sp. - Andrenid Bee D1a.JPG
Melissodes sp. - Digger Bee male A1a.JPG
Melissodes sp. - Digger Bee male A1a.JPG
Dasymutilla bioculata - Velvet Ant male B1a.JPG
Dasymutilla bioculata - Velvet Ant male B1a.JPG
Dasymutilla bioculata - Velvet Ant male C1a.jpg
Dasymutilla bioculata - Velvet Ant male C1a.jpg
Dasymutilla sp., probably vesta - Velvet Ant male D1a.JPG
Dasymutilla sp., probably vesta - Velvet Ant male D1a.JPG
Dasymutilla monticola - Velvet Ant male A1a.jpg
Dasymutilla monticola - Velvet Ant male A1a.jpg
Ant with part of wasp A1a.jpg
Ant with part of wasp A1a.jpg
Xysticus sp. - Crab Spider with Honey Bee A1a.JPG
Xysticus sp. - Crab Spider with Honey Bee A1a.JPG