Name-bearing type specimens in the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids & Nematodes (CNC): Blattodea, Dermaptera, Notoptera, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Myriapoda, Neuroptera, Odonata, Orthoptera, Phthiraptera, Pseudoscorpiones, Psocoptera, Raphidioptera & Siphonaptera

The article, pertaining to Alaskan type specimens and species, was published in the journal Zootaxa on November 29.

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4526.2.1

First comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States

Part of a figure from Simpson and Eyler (2018) portraying numbers of non-native taxa in regions of Alaska.

The report was published on November 6 and includes records of non-native terrestrial invertebrates in Alaska.

Report:
Simpson, A. & Eyler, M. C. 2018. First comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States. Open-File Report 2018-1156. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.  https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181156

Data:
Simpson, A.; Eyler, M. C.; Cannister, M.; Libby, R.; Kozlowski, N.; Sellers, E. & Guala, G. F. 2018. Dataset of the first comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. https://doi.org/10.5066/P9E5K160

The News Tribune: This isn’t a furry building — it’s hundreds of daddy longlegs, Alaska park rangers say

Rangers at Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve posted a Halloween picture showing hundreds of daddy long legs hanging off a building, making it look like it was furry. Rangers said the clustering is for hunting or protection. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

The article appeared on October 31.

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/nation-world/national/article220923140.html

2019 Annual meeting

Our 12th annual Alaska Entomological Society meeting will be held in Fairbanks at the Department of Natural Resources building on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

If you’d like to give a talk, please email president@akentsoc.org with a presentation title, author, job affiliation, and approximate length of the presentation (suggested length of either 15 or 25 min + 5 min for questions), and/or agenda items for the business meeting.

Our meeting minutes are posted from last year here.