Minutes from the 2022 annual meeting are now available at http://www.akentsoc.org/doc/AKES_meeting_20220210_minutes.pdf.
Fifteenth annual meeting, February 10, 2022
The fifteenth annual meeting be held via Zoom on February 10, 2022. Details will be available soon.
First report of a brown recluse spider in Alaska
2021 AKES Newsletter posted
Complete issue (21 Mb)
Assessment of the pinned specimen digitization progress of the University of Alaska Museum Insect Collection
Ashley L. Smith, Derek S. Sikes, Taylor L. Kane, Adam Haberski, Jayce B. Williamson, Renee K. Nowicki and Michael J. Apperson
Bugs in winter
John Hudson and Bob Armstrong
Notes on a collection of spiders from agricultural by-catch from the Matanuska-Susitna area of Alaska
Pollination, pilfering, and predation in an orchid pollinator network in the Juneau area of Southeast Alaska
Marlin Bowles and Robert Armstrong
Review of the fourteenth annual meeting
Alexandria Wenninger and Dana Brennan
Presentations from the 14th annual meeting
Presentations and audio from the 14th annual meeting are now available via the links below.
Phylogeny and evolution of large body size in the rove beetle genus Phlaeopterus Motschulsky, 1853 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Anthophagini)
Derek Sikes and Logan Mullen, UAF, University of Alaska Museum
TASC: Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops overview: Eliminating pest-related trade barriers for the Alaska peony industry with focus on thrips and Alaska USDA FAS TASC: morphological studies of thrips associated with peonies
Curtis Knight, AK Dept. Natural Resources and Ben Diehl, Washington State University.
The diversity and distribution of Alaskan Boreus
Taylor Kane, UAF
2021 annual meeting agenda
The agenda for the 2021 annual meeting has been posted at the URL below. This year’s meeting will take place via Zoom on January 30.
For details necessary to connect to the meeting contact Alexandria Wenninger at the email address provided below, which has been munged to inhibit harvesting by web spiders.
Carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of Puget Sound Lowland Sphagnum bogs and some other small lentic wetlands
The article, which appeared January 7 in Bulletin of the Oregon Entomological Society, mentions that Agonum belleri, though not yet documented from Alaska, is likely to be found in extreme southeast Alaska.
First record of Scaphinotus hoodooensis from Idaho, first records of Scaphinotus regularis from Montana, review of the geography of species in subgenus Pseudonomaretus (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cychrini), with comments on the endemic forest invertebrate fauna of the Clearwater Refugium
The article, which mentions mentions Scaphinotus marginatus in south-central Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. appeared January 7 in Bulletin of the Oregon Entomological Society.
Johann Friedrich Gustav von Eschscholtz – a pioneer naturalist and explorer of the Pacific Islands and Western North America
The article, which appeared in Memoranda Societatis pro Fauna et Flora Fennica, covers Eschscholtz’s travels to Alaska in the early 19th century and the resulting discoveries.
Interior ecosystem in the subarctic: wild, living, arthropod biodiversity in the University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America
The article appeared October 26 in The Canadian Entomologist.