Presentations at the 2016 Alaska Invasive Species Conference

Leafminers in Alaskan birch – Stephen Burr, USDA, Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

Asian gypsy moth detection and response in the Pacific Northwest, 2015 and 2016 – Clinton Campbell, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, and Timothy B. St. Germain, Plant Protection and Quarantine

Ticks parasitizing dogs, cats, humans and wild vertebrates in Alaska: invasion potential – Kimberlee Beckmen, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation.

Identification of Delia pest species (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) in cultivated crucifers and other vegetable crops in Canada

I was surprised to find that this article refers indirectly to a fly (Delia platura) collected from my little farm in Kasilof.

Savage, J., Fortier, A-M., Fournier, F., Bellavance, V. 2016. Identification of Delia pest species (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) in cultivated crucifers and other vegetable crops in Canada. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No. 29: June 29, 2016. doi:10.3752/cjai.2016.29. URI:http://biologicalsurvey.ca/ejournal/sffb_29/sffb_29.html

Specimen record URIs:
http://arctos.database.museum/guid/KNWR:Ento:10206
http://boldsystems.org/index.php/Public_RecordView?processid=KNWRA098-14

New Records of Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) From Dogs, Cats, Humans, and Some Wild Vertebrates in Alaska: Invasion Potential

The article appeared in the Journal of Medical Entomology on August 14.

Durden, L. A., K. B. Beckmen, and R. F. Gerlach. 2016. New Records of Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) From Dogs, Cats, Humans, and Some Wild Vertebrates in Alaska: Invasion Potential. Journal of Medical Entomology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjw128

Butterflies of Alaska – 2nd edition! Available now.

The second edition includes the recently described (2016) Oeneis tanana as well as addresses several taxonomic issues; a flight-period graphic has been added. The book  pages have been reformatted such that there is coverage of only one species per page.  Maps have been updated to reflect additional records obtained after the first edition was published.

http://www.akentsoc.org/documents/field-guide-to-alaska-butterflies