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
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!
Bug Bits Name: Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Species: Papilio canadensis Native to: All Canadian Provinces and Northern U.S. States Date Seen: June 2013 Location: Southern Alberta Notes: Large (53mm to 80mm; 2.07in to 3.12in) bright Butterflies with a furry black and yellow body.