À la recherche du prochain trésorier de la SEC

La Société d’entomologie du Canada cherche à combler le poste de trésorier, à compter de l’automne 2021. Veuillez noter que le trésorier est considéré comme un dirigeant de la Société et doit assister à la réunion annuelle du conseil d’administration. Les coûts pour assister à la réunion pour le trésorier sont couverts par la SEC dans le cas où le trésorier n’a pas de fonds d’une autre source pour ces dépenses. Les tâches incluent, mais…

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Seeking next ESC Treasurer

The Entomological Society of Canada is looking to fill the position of Treasurer, beginning in autumn 2021. Please note that the Treasurer is considered an officer of the Society and is expected to attend the annual meeting of the Governing Board. The Treasurer’s cost of attending this meeting is covered by ESC in the event the Treasurer does not have funding from another source for such expenses. The duties include, but are not limited to,…

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Insect Olfaction and Taste in 24 Hours Around the Globe

Insect Olfaction and Taste in 24 Hours Around the Globe From 9am Pacific Daylight Time, Wednesday August 11 to 5pm British Summer Time, Thursday August 12 Co-Hosts: Walter S. Leal, UC Davis, USA Wynand van der Goes van Naters, Cardiff University, UK Coral Warr, La Trobe University, Australia We travel west around the globe Preface by John G. Hildebrand Opening Lecture by Josefina del Mármol Confirmed Invited/Keynote Speakers: Richard Benton, Greg Jefferis, Leslie Vosshall, Ke…

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Seeking Next ESC Bulletin Editor

Seeking next ESC Bulletin Editor Following notification that Cedric Gillott intends to resign as Bulletin Editor at the end of 2021, the Entomological Society of Canada is seeking his replacement. The Bulletin Editor is an officer of the Society and reports to the Society’s Board of Directors. The principal duties of the Bulletin Editor are twofold: 1) To seek and assemble content for each of the four issues published annually; and 2) To conduct technical…

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ESC/ESO 2021 Jam

Please virtually join us for the 2021 Entomological Society of Canada and Entomological Society of Ontario Joint Annual Meeting When: 15–18 November 2021 Where: The virtual meeting will be hosted by Showcare. A dedicated virtual meeting website will be announced in the Fall. Dates to know: Registration opens — July 5th Early-bird deadline — August 9th Presentation submission deadline — September 13th   For more information on the theme of the meeting, keynote speakers and…

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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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