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Mar 20 2012

(Some) Insects of Atlantic Canada

Jodi and I were at our nearby mall on Sunday, and they had a great travelling display of mounted insects, live arachnids and frogs, and various herpetological books and doodads at a kiosk in the main plaza. I figured I should take a picture of the one marked “insects of Atlantic Canada” and share it with you.

Mounted insect display

Click to embiggen!

This is obviously not a comprehensive list — it’s missing (at least) the monarch and viceroy butterflies, which were on another display, and any number of common insects that were better served in other mounts. And I cut off the horntail sawfly on the lower left. Whoops.

Maybe next time they swing through, I’ll take pictures of all their bugs — you know, when I don’t have groceries sitting in the car melting. The rhinoceros beetle was impressive, as were all the various metallic wood borers.

My posting this is actually rather timely, as well, as Bug Girl posted this yesterday, making me squee, and I had originally taken the picture explicitly with her in mind.

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  1. 1
    Aliasalpha

    Well I have a picture of a monarch you can use in the interim

  2. 2
    VeritasKnight

    I hate hawkmoths. With a passion.

  3. 3
    glenmorangie10

    The giant water bug is reason number 28 I prefer swimming in the ocean over lakes or rivers. I can still feel it on the back of my neck.

  4. 4
    San Ban

    Squeeing here, too! Bugs are cool! You don’t happen to be in Nova Scotia, do you?

  5. 5
    greenhome

    I live in NB and I know all those bugs intimately.

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