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BSC Publications
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Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification

Information Resources
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Canadian Locality Database

Specimens Sought

Information for Students

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Other sites of interest

Scientific Projects
Summary of all projects

Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands

Northern Biodiversity Program

Arthropods of Newfoundland


About the Canadian Fauna
Canada's Insect Fauna

Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification


Important notices


The Biological Survey of Canada (BSC) is a not-for-profit organization that helps to coordinate scientific research among specialists on the Canadian fauna. The BSC network of scientists discovers, synthesizes, and freely shares knowledge about Canada’s biological diversity.

This web site describes the BSC and provides various resources for work on the Canadian fauna, including on-line publications and databases

What's New

Biological Survey of Canada Newsletter
The Winter 2013 issue of the BSC newsletter has been posted on the newsletters page.

(January 14, 2013)

The Biota of Canada: A Census of Canadian Species

The Biological Survey of Canada is building a consortium of partners to launch a new project to develop a comprehensive and easy-to-access census of species diversity in Canada.

The project aims to collate, summarize, analyze, and disseminate new and existing information about the species diversity of Canada to the general public.

Please see the vision and synopsis documents for more information about this exciting new project.

(September 29, 2013)

Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification
Three new issues have been published:

No. 22. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Alberta: A key to species based primarily on the worker caste

No. 23. Key to the Genera of Nearctic Syrphidae

No. 24. Stink bugs (Pentatomidae) and parent bugs (Acanthosomatidae) of Ontario and adjacent areas: A key to species and a review of the fauna

(September 29, 2013)





For further information, please contact:

Biological Survey of Canada
c/o Entomological Society of Canada
393 Winston Avenue,  Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1Y8  Canada



This page last updated 01/14/2014