The early version of this article in the journal Genome appeared in October 2016, but the final version was posted more recently. Almost half (48.5%) of the known 8,277 Alaskan, non-marine-arthropod species now have associated DNA barcodes, enabling species identifications by DNA barcoding.
Sikes, D. S., M. L. Bowser, J. M. Morton, C. Bickford, S. Meierotto and K. Hildebrandt. 2017. Building a DNA barcode library of Alaska’s non-marine arthropods. Genome 60:248-259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/gen-2015-0203
This article, appearing February 21 in the journal Zootaxa, pertains to several species of Alaskan agromyzids.
Lonsdale, O. 2017. The Liriomyza (Diptera: Schizophora: Agromyzidae) of Canada & Alaska Zootaxa 4234:1-156. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4234.1.1
In her M.Sc. thesis, dated December 2016, Samantha Hertel analyzed aquatic arthropod communities in the Copper River Delta.
Hertel, S. D. 2016. Aquatic insect community structure and secondary production in southcentral alaska streams with contrasting thermal and hydrologic regimes (Order No. 10241078). M.Sc. thesis, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1867049666
Hot off the Press… The Forest Health Conditions in Alaska- 2016.
The annual forest health conditions report provided by Forest Service R10, Alaska Region is available online (see link to pdf below). The conditions report contains, but is not limited to, information pertaining to forest insects in the state.
This article, appearing 6.Feb.2017 in the journal Arctic Science, analyzes chironomid communities in some lakes in the Yukon.
This article appeared in the journal Zootaxa on 27.Jan.2017.
Tantawi, T. I.; Whitworth, T. L. & Sinclair, B. J. Revision of the Nearctic Calliphora Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Zootaxa, 2017, 4226, 301-347. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4226.3.1
The article appeared today in Biodiversity Data Journal.
Bowser, M.L., J.M. Morton, J.D. Hanson, D.R. Magness, and M. Okuly. 2017. Arthropod and oligochaete assemblages from grasslands of the southern Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Biodiversity Data Journal 5:e10792. doi:10.3897/BDJ.5.e10792
This article, appearing December 13, 2016 in the journal Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, pertains to the identity of Alaskan Nicrophorus vespilloides.
Sikes, D.S., S.T. Trumbo, and S.B. Peck. 2016. Cryptic diversity in the New World burying beetle fauna: Nicrophorus hebes Kirby; new status as a resurrected name (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorinae). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 74:299-309.
The article, pertaining to two Alaskan specimens collected on the 1899 Harriman Alaska expedition, appeared in the Journal of Hymenoptera Research on 29.August.2016.
The article (URI below) appeared in the journal Ecology of Freshwater Fish on August 25.