Announcing the Seventeenth Annual Photo Contest

Seventeenth Annual Photo Contest The 17th Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2022 covers of The Canadian Entomologist and the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada is underway. The cover images are intended to represent the breadth of entomology cove red by the Society’s publications. Insects and non-insects in forestry, urban or agriculture; landscapes, field, laboratory or close-ups; or activities associated with physiology, behaviour, taxonomy or IPM are all desirable. A couple…

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2021 Virtual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society June 24 – July 1

The American Arachnological Society is hosting a Virtual Conference Thursday June 24 – Thursday July 1. A Keynote address by Maydianne Andrade will open the meeting on the evening of the 24th. Program highlights include plenary talks by Mercedes Burns, Lauren Esposito, and Ivan Magalhães; oral and poster presentations; and a panel discussion and workshop on actions to dismantle racism and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in arachnology. Abstract submission is now closed, but registration (only 20 USD) for the meeting and…

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Public movement of firewood: who, what and why? A case study at Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge

Firewood is commonly transported by the public for a variety of reasons in Canada and the United States of America (US). Many people transport firewood to recreation sites to burn in campfires, while others use it to heat their homes.  However, by moving firewood long distances, people may inadvertently transport native and exotic insects and disease organisms to new locations. In 2002, an Asian buprestid beetle known as the emerald ash borer, or EAB for…

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Mating with castrated males induces females to oviposit

Mating with castrated males induces females to oviposit As I was picking up rotting fruit from the ground, a woman walked by and told me “pick the nice ones from the tree, you are going to get sick”. I was amused by her concern and explained that indeed I was looking for the rotting fruit. I was searching for the fly maggots that infest oranges and mangoes. The Mexican fruit fly is a pest that…

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National Insect Appreciation Day 2021

On June 8th, we invite you to celebrate National Insect Appreciation Day (NAIAD) with thousands of insect enthusiasts, amateurs, and professionals all across Canada. For a second year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the celebrations will take place online. Hence, it will still be possible to participate in the “insect picture challenge” on social media. We hope that this challenge will prompt the public to develop their curiosity towards insects and raise awareness about the…

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Workshop on a Canadian Biodiversity Observation Network

Dear ESC members, The ESC Science-Policy committee would like to draw your attention to the following call for expressions of interest for the Workshop on a Canadian Biodiversity Observation Network (CAN BON), due May 31st: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Media-Media/NewsDetail-DetailNouvelles_eng.asp?ID=1252 This call is for interested members to be involved in a federally-funded workshop. The main objectives of this workshop will be to: obtain initial information on the state of biodiversity monitoring in Canada and the resources currently available to…

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2021 North American Forest Insect Work Conference

2021 North American Forest Insect Work Conference 25-28 May 2021 Shaping Forests: Action in a Changing World We are proud to announce that the final program has been published and is now available for your viewing pleasure! Registration is now OPEN with early bird registration occurring until May 1! Please visit the NAFIWC website to register! Student Competition Judges: We are currently in search of nine judges for three sessions of student paper competitions all…

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1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE)

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE) A free virtual event held from 1st–15th July 2021 This event will solely be an online proceeding that allows participation from all over the world, with no concerns of travel or related expenditures, while at the same time, allowing the rapid dissemination of global advances in the study of insects among the entire scientific community. All proceedings will be held online at https://sciforum.net/conference/IECE. Through this event, we…

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Black in Entomology Week: February 22-26 2021

Mark your calendars for Black in Entomology Week, happening virtually from Feb. 22-26. This is an event dedicated to celebrating and supporting Black entomologists, organized by Maydianne Andrade, Swanne Gordon, Vik Iyengar, Shakara Maggitt, Michelle Samuel-Foo, Jessica Ware, and Natasha Young. The goals of #BlackInEnto week include fostering community among Black entomologists, including students and enthusiasts, for Black entomologists to inspire others and share their passion for insects (and other terrestrial arthropods), and to create…

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Call for nominations: Societal Director (Second Vice-President), Director at Large

Call for nominations: Societal Director (Second Vice-President), Director at Large The Society will hold an online ballot to select candidates for a Societal Director and Director at Large. The selected candidates will then be presented as a slate for formal election by members at the Annual Members’ Meeting in fall 2021. Nominations for these positions must be signed by three active members of the Society and be received by the Secretary of the Entomological Society…

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