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.
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)
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.
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.
The tenth annual meeting will be in Fairbanks in on February 4, 2017, beginning at 9 am in the DNR building, 3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709. Details on the February 3 evening social will be sent via AkEntoNet-L.
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.