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: Crane Fly Family: Tipulidae Native to: Crane Flies are found throughout the world, though individual species may have a limited range. Date Seen: July 2016 Location: North of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Notes: A Crane Fly has a pair of membranous wings, large compound eyes, and very long legs. Many types of Crane … Continue reading Crane Fly
We all know that the mosquitoes quest for food ends when they find a source of blood. But did you know that mosquitoes suck nectar too and only the females take a blood meal? I didn't know the bit about the nectar. It does make me think about how many millions of mosquitoes my flowers … Continue reading Mosquitoes – What Do they Eat?