Presentations from the 10th annual meeting

Presentations and audio from the 10th annual meeting are now available via the links below.

Willow rose cecids via Lifescanner
Matt Bowser, USFWS Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (audio, lyrics & chords)

Alaska Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey – 2016 field season
Jacque Schade, Alaska Department of Natural Resources (audio)

Lepidoptera highlights of 2016 at UAM
Kathryn Daly, Derek Sikes, Jayce Williamson, & Renee Nowicki, UAM, UAF (audio)

Phylogeny and revision of the rove beetle genus Phlaeopterus
Logan Mullen, UAF, UAM

2016 Forest health conditions and key insect species in Alaska
Stephen Burr and FHP Staff, FHP, USFS (audio)

2016 Forest insect impacts in Southcentral Alaska
Jason Moan, Alaska Division of Forestry (audio)

Entomology in Alaska’s national parks: centennial year BioBlitzes
Derek Sikes, UAM, UAF (audio)

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.

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.

Alaska freshwater crustacean news: crayfish reproducing in Alaska and a new obscure, interstitial, subterranean arthropod from Alaska

Signal crayfish breeding in the Buskin River drainage, Kodiak Island

It appears that the signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus, is now established in Alaska.  See the articles below.

Invasive Species Breeding in Buskin River

Another Crawdaddy Found in Buskin

A new species of bathynellid from Alaska

Camacho, A.I., R.L. Newell, Z. Crete, B.A. Dorda, A.Casado., and I. Rey. 2015. Northernmost discovery of Bathynellacea (Syncarida: Bathynellidae) with description of a new species of Pacificabathynella from Alaska (USA). Journal of Natural History.

From the abstract:

A new species of the genus Pacificabathynella Schminke and Noodt, 1988 is described from groundwaters of Alaska (USA). This is the first record of Bathynellacea Chappuis, 1915 from the far north of America.

These were from the Kwethluk River (60.34520N, 161.089146W) on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.