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Insects and Spiders

alphabetical listing of insects and spiders

During the spring, summer and fall there’s one critter that you are bound to run into here at the Cross Conservation Area - a bug. The insects that live in this area are certainly our most numerous and diverse group of animals. Most of the insects or spiders you find here will fit into one of these eight categories.

This section is a work in progress. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Complete lists are coming soon.

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Arctic Blue
Agriades franklinii

Habitat:  The Arctic Blue can be found throughout Alberta, except for in the mountains.  The Arctic Blue prefers open, dry, sandy places and gets its name from its large habitat range that continues all the way into the Arctic islands.

Description:  Mostly a dingy blue in color, on the underside of the hind wings can be found white spotting

Size:  25-30mm...

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