A poem: Moths

One night as I was going out
A little moth I saw.
It was so very delicate
I only gawked in awe.
It was so very beautiful
It flew without a sound.
It fluttered around our porch light
And landed on the ground.
I watched it flit and float about
And stop at our front door.
And then it quietly flew away
And it was seen no more.

by Ethan Bowser, age 11

Building a DNA barcode library of Alaska’s nonmarine arthropods

The early version of this article in the journal Genome appeared in October 2016, but the final version was posted more recently.  Almost half (48.5%) of the known 8,277 Alaskan, non-marine-arthropod species now have associated DNA barcodes, enabling species identifications by DNA barcoding.

citation:
Sikes, D. S., M. L. Bowser, J. M. Morton, C. Bickford, S. Meierotto and K. Hildebrandt.  2017. Building a DNA barcode library of Alaska’s non-marine arthropods.  Genome 60:248-259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/gen-2015-0203

Aquatic insect community structure and secondary production in southcentral Alaska streams with contrasting thermal and hydrologic regimes

In her M.Sc. thesis, dated December 2016, Samantha Hertel analyzed aquatic arthropod communities in the Copper River Delta.

Citation:
Hertel, S. D. 2016. Aquatic insect community structure and secondary production in southcentral alaska streams with contrasting thermal and hydrologic regimes (Order No. 10241078). M.Sc. thesis, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1867049666

The Forest Health Conditions in Alaska- 2016

Hot off the Press… The Forest Health Conditions in Alaska- 2016.

The annual forest health conditions report provided by Forest Service R10, Alaska Region is available online (see link to pdf below). The conditions report contains, but is not limited to, information pertaining to forest insects in the state.

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd533099.pdf