Ferry Point Landing, Alberta, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 21, 2014
Sorry for the late post I have been traveling for the past week in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Should have a relevant post with some field notes from the Battle River Badlands soon. Now on to the bloodsuckers!
I suffered for this weeks photo; losing microliters of my blood to this beautiful parasite. Make sure to mouse over the picture to see the mosquito pre-engorgement. I’m told (by Sean) that this particular species is adapted to host finding during the warmer temperatures of the day. I can confirm this anecdotally as both myself and other members of my party lost quite a few microliters to this mosquito and her sisters during the heat of a wonderful (and apparently quite rare this spring) sunny afternoon in central Alberta. Thanks again to Sean for the ID.