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

Leaf herbivory by insects during summer reduces overwinter browsing by moose

Effect of insecticide treatment during the growing season on subsequent stem production by, and overwinter browsing on, sandbar willow. From Allman, et al. (2018).

The article appeared in BMC Ecology on September 27 and showed interactoins among the willow leaf blotch miner, , sandbar willow, and moose.

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12898-018-0192-x

Infestation with the nasopulmonary mite Halarachne halichoeri in threatened southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis)

Scanning electron microscopy of adult Halarachne halichoeri from Pesapane et al. (2018).

This article appeared in International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife on September 29 and pertains to Alaskan populations of Halarachne halichoeri, sea otters, seals, and even humans.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2018.09.009