There's plenty of big nasty bugs up here. I had a tar sands beetle land in my hair the other day. It did not end well for it.
This is a Salmon/Stone Fly:
I met this lil guy this morning as I was motoring to work:
He is a Cicada ( I believe?). I actually heard it first. Not great walkers...just scratching around in the dirt. Incredibly creepy when flying.
Yes Cicada's are found in Alberta. The Royal Alberta Museum has some interesting facts about bugs found in Alberta.
I am one of those weird girls who likes bugs. I don't like them on me or anything creepy like that. I just find them interesting. Thank my Mom for that. She taught me not to be uber girly and squeal with horror when I saw a bug. My foot is 500 times bigger than bugs. I have the means to defend myself.
Oh of course when I was typing this...this landed on my drab cubicle wall:
I knew a guy who had "Mottephobia,"a fear of moths. What. A. Pussy.
This was a lil fella I saw before I was done my last gig there.
|I heard it scratching around in the dirt. Creepy.|
**Aug 18th 2010
Manfriend went to the warehouse and set me the msg stating something about this spider living there. It is living between two jersey barriers ( big ass cement blocks) with a pimping, mansion of a web.
Apparently the guys actually feed her. That is so mudderfockin' cool.