Bee Fly

Bug Bits Name:  Bee Fly Family:  Bombyliidae Native to:  The Bombyliidae Family of insects are found throughout much of the world. Little is known about them due to lack of research. They are flower pollinators. Date Seen:  June 2019 Location:  North of Calgary, Alberta Notes:  Bee Flies have two membrane-like wings, often with interesting patterns … Continue reading Bee Fly

Anise Swallowtail Butterfly

Bug Bits Name: Anise Swallowtail Butterfly Species: Papilio zelicaon Native to: Western North America Date Seen: May 2012 Location: Southern Alberta Notes: A large butterfly - 52 to 80 mm (2.0 to 3.1 in) similar in color to the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly - except quite different when you look more carefully!