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Specimens and information sought

This list is intended to facilitate cooperation among entomologists through the exchange of specimens. How?

- If you have collected material or can collect material that is superfluous to your research, check the list to see who might benefit from those specimens.

-If you have residues for offer please submit the relevant data for posting on this web site.

-If you have a request for material that might be obtained in Canada please submit that request for posting on this web site.

Please submit all requests to the Biological Survey of Canada Secretariat (bsc@mus-nature.ca). A form for this purpose is provided below, or follow the format of the entries below in the text of an email (or by regular mail).

Requests that are received by the end of January will appear in the Spring issue of the Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada. The listings on this web page will be updated as requests are received.

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Index to Taxa

Taxa
Material sought
Material offered
Arachnida    
   Solpugida

1

 
   Araneae
 
 

      Salticidae

 
   Opiliones  
   Pseudoscorpionida
 1
 
   Acari
1 , 2
e 

      Hydracarina

 

      Uropodidae

 
Insecta
1, 2,
   Archaeognatha  
   Odonata  
  Plecoptera  
   Isoptera  
   Dermaptera  
   Orthoptera  
   Mallophaga  
   Hemiptera  
      Adelgidae  
      Aleyrodidae  
      Aphididae  
      Cercopidae  
      Cicadellidae  
      Coccoidea  
      Lygaeidae  
      Psyllidae  
   Thysanoptera  
   Coleoptera
 
 
      Cerambycidae  
      Chrysomelidae  
      Leiodidae  
   Mecoptera  
   Diptera
 
 
      Anthomyiidae  
      Anthomyzidae  
      Asilidae  
      Ceratopogonidae  
      Chironomidae
1, 2
 
      Fanniidae  
      Muscidae  
      Phoridae  
      Pipunculidae  
      Sciomyzidae  
      Simuliidae  
      Sphaeroceridae  
      Tipulidae  
   Siphonaptera  
   Lepidoptera
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
   Hymenoptera
 
 
      parastic Hymenoptera
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
 
      Aculeata
1, 2
 
      Apidae
1, 2
 
      Braconidae
1, 2
 
      Chalcidoidea
1, 2
 
      Cynipidae
1, 2
 
      Diprionidae  
      Eupelmidae
1, 2
 
      Formicidae  
      Halictidae  
      Pteromalidae  
      Scelionidae  
      Symphyta
1, 2,
e
Fungi  
 

Material requested Acari (free living and parasitic terrestrial and aquatic mites)
Area of interest Anywhere, but especially subarctic and arctic Canada, Canadian grasslands
Collecting methods/notes Berlese-Tullgren funnel extraction from subaquatic substrates, from grasses and sedges, and from bird and mammal nests, would be especially fruitful (preserve in 75% ethanol +5% glycerine)
Name of requester V.M. Behan-Pelletier; E.E. Lindquist; I.M. Smith
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Acari from family Uropodidae
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Free living and parasitic terrestrial, preserve in 75% ethanol
Name of requester C. Constantinescu
Address Natural History Museum of Distict Arges, Armand Calinescu Street, No. 44, Cod: 110047, Arges, Romania

Material requested Adelgidae (conifer wooly aphids)
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Preserve insects and bark, needles or galls in 70% ethanol. Specimen records and host plant records.
Name of requester R. Foottit
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Aleyrodidae (whiteflies)
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Preserve insects and host plant material in 70% ethanol. Adults may be dried. Specimen records and host plant records (Canadian National Collection deficient in all species, including pest species).
Name of requester R. Foottit
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Anthomyiidae
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Specimens with biological data (especially reared specimens) in the genera Fucellia (seaweed flies), Chiastochaeta (Trollius flies), and Botanophila in the wide sense (incl. Pegohylemyia) [of diverse life histories, including groups whose larvae are saprophagous, phytophagous (mainly stem-borers or seed-feeders) or fungivorous (especially on Epichloe parasites of grasses).
Name of requester G.C.D. Griffiths
Address P.O. Box 1380, Athabasca, AB T9S 2B2

Material requested Anthomyzidae
Area of interest New World
Collecting methods/notes Adults from any habitat, but often associated with graminoids. Preservation in 70% ethanol preferred. Malaise and especially pan trap residues are acceptable and valuable. General description of herbaceous cover and soil moisture advantageous.
Name of requester K.N. Barber
Address Canadian Forest Service, 1219 Queen St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 5M7

Material requested Aphididae (aphids)
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Preserve in 70% ethanol. Specimen records and host plant records
Name of requester R. Foottit
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Archaeognatha
Area of interest North America and the north Pacific, especially Machilidae from Alaska, western Canada and eastern Russia.
Collecting methods/notes Specimens should be preserved in 80-100% ethanol. Include collection data: location, date, and collector. Habitat information also desired.
Name of requester M. Bowser
Address Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 2139, Soldotna, Alaska 99669, U.S.A.

Material requested Asilidae (robber flies)
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Pinned adults
Name of requester R.A. Cannings
Address Royal British Columbia Museum, P.O. Box 9815, Stn. Prov. Govt., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2

Material requested Bombus, especially series or parts therof. (End use: morphometric analysis of intraspecific variation)
Area of interest Arctic
Collecting methods/notes Any collecting method, but if collected into wet (soapy water or alcohol), then sent wet (in alcohol) is best
Name of requester M. Damus
Address 1958 Old Prescott Rd. Greely, Ontario K4P 1L4

Material requested Braconidae
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Pointed or in ethanol
Name of requester M. Sharkey
Address Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, 5 - 225 Agricultural Science Center North, Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0091, U.S.A.

Material requested Bumble bees
Area of interest Anywhere in Canada
Collecting methods/notes Include floral host if any. Collect and preserve dry (but specimens that have already been put into ethanol are acceptable).
Name of requester R.C. Plowright
Address 482 Montée de la Source, Cantley, Québec J8V 3H9

Material requested Butterflies (see also listings for Lepidoptera: 1, 2, 3)
Area of interest Arctic
Collecting methods/notes Preserve papered or pinned (collecting / preserving information supplied on request) [for Alaska Lepidoptera Survey]
Name of requester K.W. Philip
Address University of Alaska, Institute of Arctic Biology, P.O. Box 757000, Fairbanks, Alaska U.S.A. 99775-7000 

Material requested Cerambycidae
Area of interest Canada and Alaska
Collecting methods/notes Adults pinned or in ethanol, host plant data if available.
Name of requester D.B. McCorquodale
Address Dept. of Biology, University College of Cape Breton, Box 5300, Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

Material requested Ceratopogonidae
Area of interest Anywhere in Canada
Collecting methods/notes Send in fully topped-up vials of 70% ethanol. Reared material is especially valuable; provide type of substrate or habitat if material is reared
Name of requester A. Borkent
Address 1171 Mallory Road, R1-S20-C43, Enderby, B.C. V0E 1V0

Material requested Cercopidae (froghoppers, spittlebugs)
Area of interest Canada and Alaska
Collecting methods/notes Specimens (preferably not in ethanol if possible), records and host records.
Name of requester K.G.A Hamilton
Address Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Chalcidoids, especially Eupelmidae
Area of interest Holarctic
Collecting methods/notes Incl. sweep-net samples (see also Parasitic Hymenoptera) (collect into ethanol). Reared material is especially useful.
Name of requester G.A.P. Gibson
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Chironomidae: Larsia (Tanypodinae)
Area of interest Nearctic and Palearctic fresh waters
Collecting methods/notes Reared material preferred but will accept all stages in ethanol or on slides
Name of requester B. Bilyj
Address 12 Westroyal Road, Etobicoke, Ontario M9P 2C3

Material requested Chironomidae: Eukiefferiella, Tvetenia (Orthocladiinae)
Area of interest All areas, especially Ontario
Collecting methods/notes Include sampling method, habitat information.
Name of requester W.B. Morton
Address 3 Woodridge Dr. , Guelph, Ontario N1E 3M2

Material requested Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles)
Area of interest Anywhere, but especially in Canada
Collecting methods/notes Mounted or unmounted and preserved in acetic alcohol (70 ethanol: 25 water: 5 parts glacial acetic acid). Include accurate (species level) host plant information.
Name of requester L. LeSage
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Cicadellidae (leafhoppers)
Area of interest Canada and Alaska
Collecting methods/notes Specimens (preferably not in ethanol), records and host records
Name of requester K.G.A Hamilton
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Coccoidea (scale insects)
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Preserve insect and host plant material in 70% ethanol. Specimen records and host plant records
Name of requester R. Foottit
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Cynipidae: insect galls from domestic and wild roses
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Maturing to mature galls. Remove galls from plants and place in plastic bags. Try to segregate galls of different species. Preserve any emergents in 70% ethanol.
Name of requester J.D. Shorthouse
Address Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6

Material requested Cynipidae: galls on oak
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Collect mature galls (spring gen: most in June; autumn gen: late August – Oct) into plastic bags, separating gall species. Preserve emergents in 70% ethanol.

Please note oak species (at least a guess at oak section – red or white oaks; leaf, bud and acorn samples also useful).

Name of requester Scott Digweed
Address 14423 – 78 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5R 3C2

Material requested Dermaptera: Forficula auricularia (perce-oreille européen / European earwig)
Area of interest Amérique du Nord et autres régions si possible
Collecting methods/notes A sec ou dans l’alcool.
Name of requester J.C. Tourneur
Address Département des Sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, C.P. 8888, Montréal, Québec H3C 3P8

Material requested Diprionidae (diprionid sawflies)
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Living diprionid sawflies of any species, identified or unidentified. Record foodplant. Contact in advance about shipping.
Name of requester L Packer
Address Department of Biology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Downsview, Ontario M3J 1P3

Material requested Eupelmidae: Anastatus
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Reared materials with associated sexes are particularly important, regardless how few in number.
Name of requester G.A.P. Gibson
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Formicidae (ants)
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Record type of habitat and nest site. Include brood if possible (preserve in ethanol).
Name of requester A. Francoeur
Address Département des Sciences fondamentales, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, 9555 boul. de l’Université, Chicoutimi, Québec G7H 2B1

Material requested Fungal pathogens of insects (esp. deuteromycetes and ascomycetes)
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Place any fungus-infected specimens in a vial. (Identification of the fungus available on request.)
Name of requester D. Strongman
Address Department of Biology, St. Mary’s University, 923 Robie St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3

Material requested Halictidae (sweat bees) brown and black spp. only
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Particularly from blueberries. Pinned or preserved. Include flower record if available.
Name of requester L. Packer
Address Department of Biology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Downsview, Ontario M3J 1P3

Material requested Hemiptera: Heteroptera (bugs)
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera from acid waters (an indication of pH would be useful). Terrestrial Heteroptera from bogs. Preserve in ethanol.
Name of requester G.G.E. Scudder
Address Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5

Material requested Insects on snow
Area of interest Especially western mountains
Collecting methods/notes Chionea (Tipulidae), Boreus (Mecoptera), Capniidae (Plecoptera): preserve in 70% ethanol.
Name of requester S. Cannings
Address NatureServe Yukon, Yukon Territorial Government, Box 2703, Whitehorse, YT

Material requested Isoptera (termites)
Area of interest N. America incl. Mexico
Collecting methods/notes Preserve in 75% ethanol; try to collect as many soldiers as possible.
Name of requester T.G. Myles
Address Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, 33 Willcocks, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B3

Material requested Leiodidae (=Leptodiridae)
Area of interest Northern forest and tundra areas; prairies and grasslands
Collecting methods/notes Most easily collected by window traps or flight intercept traps; and car nets (Can. Ent. 124: 745, 1992) (collect into ethanol).
Name of requester S.B. Peck
Address Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

Material requested Lepidoptera (see also Butterflies)
Area of interest Arctic
Collecting methods/notes For revisionary work on the holarctic fauna
Name of requester J.D. Lafontaine
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Lepidoptera
Area of interest Manitoulin Island and surrounding islands
Collecting methods/notes Records for use in monograph of the region. Information on old records from collections would be particularly welcome.
Name of requester J.K. Morton
Address Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

Material requested Lepidoptera
Area of interest Areas not previously sampled in western Canada
Collecting methods/notes Standard collecting methods.
Name of requester N. Kondla
Address P.O. Box 244, Genelle, BC V0G 1G0

Material requested Lygaeidae
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Material can be collected in ethanol.
Name of requester G.G.E. Scudder
Address Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5

Material requested Mallophaga
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Preserve specimens in 70% ethanol; host species is extremely important.
Name of requester T.D. Galloway
Address Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Material requested Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
Area of interest Anywhere in Canada
Collecting methods/notes Stored in alcohol or pinned specimens. Specimens will be returned to sender or duplicates can be deposited in the CNC.
Name of requester J.R. Fernandez Triana
Address University of Guelph, c/o 609 - 124 Springfield Road, Ottawa, ON K1M 2C8

Material requested Microlepidoptera
Area of interest North America, esp. west in dry/arid habitats and prairies (CNC deficient in all western species
Collecting methods/notes Kill preferably with ammonia fumes. Pin fresh. Include GPS (lat and lon) with locality info if possible.
Name of requester J.F. Landry
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Odonata (dragonflies)
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Include 2-3 word habitat description. Adults preferably in envelopes or papered, prepared by immersing in acetone for 24 hours, then dried; larvae in 70% ethanol.
Name of requester R.A. Cannings
Address Royal British Columbia Museum, P.O. Box 9815, Stn. Prov. Govt., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2

Material requested Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)
Area of interest Ontario, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Canadian prairies
Collecting methods/notes Dried quickly in paper or glassine envelopes with or without prior immersion of envelope in acetone for one day to retain colour. Include habitat and collection notes and numbers observed in pencil on envelopes. Larvae in 70% ethanol.
Name of requester P.M Catling
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Branch, Wm. Saunders Bldg., Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6

Material requested Opiliones (harvestmen)
Area of interest Canada and adjacent states
Collecting methods/notes Preserve in 75% ethanol, especially adults with notes on habitats.
Name of requester R. Holmberg
Address Athabasca University, Centre for Science, Athabasca, Alberta T9S 3A3

Material requested Parasitic Hymenoptera
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Including selected unsorted Malaise, suction, pan or pitfall trap collections (pan trap kits and instructions supplied free on request).
Name of requester L. Masner
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Phoridae
Area of interest Anywhere; especially boreal
Collecting methods/notes Collect into 70% ethanol: especially interested in Malaise trap samples from boreal forest.
Name of requester B.V. Brown
Address Entomology Section, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, U.S.A.

Material requested Pipunculidae (big-headed flies)
Area of interest Anywhere in North America
Collecting methods/notes Adults can be pinned, pointed or preserved in ethanol.
Name of requester E. Georgeson
Address N.S. Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 130, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, B0N 2H0

Material requested Pseudoscorpions
Area of interest Canada
Collecting methods/notes Preserved in 90% ethanol is preferred, please include collection information (method, habitat)
Name of requester C. Buddle
Address Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, 21,111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9

Material requested Psyllidae
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Preferably preserve in glycerine or dried. Specimen records and host plant records.
Name of requester R. Foottit
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Pteromalidae: Pachyneuron
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Reared materials with associated sexes are particularly important, regardless how few in number.
Name of requester G.A.P. Gibson
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Salticidae (jumping spiders)
Area of interest Canada
Collecting methods/notes Adult specimens preserved in 70% ethanol. Include collecting method, habitat information.
Name of requester D. Shorthouse (1)

C. Buddle (2)

Address (1) Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9

(2) Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, 21,111 Lakeshore Road, Ste.Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9

Material requested Scelionid egg parasites of Orthoptera
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Especially from Grylloidea; preserve in ethanol.
Name of requester L. Masner
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Sciomyzidae
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Preferably pinned
Name of requester L. Knutson
Address Paluzzo Gioia
Piazza Traniello, 8-Int. 26, 04024 Gaeta (LT), Italy

Material requested Simuliidae (black flies)
Area of interest North America, esp. western and northern species
Collecting methods/notes Preserve larvae in Carnoy’s solution (1 glacial acetic acid: 3 absolute ethanol). Reared adults with associated pupal exuviae preferred. Instructions available on request.
Name of requester D.C. Currie
Address Department of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6

Material requested Siphonaptera (fleas)
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Preserve specimens in 70% ethanol; host species is extremely important
Name of requester T.D. Galloway
Address Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Material requested Solpugida (sun spiders)
Area of interest Canada
Collecting methods/notes Preserve in 75% ethanol, especially adults with notes on habitat.
Name of requester R. Holmberg
Address Athabasca University, Centre for Science, Athabasca, Alberta T9S 3A3

Material requested Sphaeroceridae
Area of interest Anywhere, esp. arctic or high elevations
Collecting methods/notes Collect into ethanol. Acalyptrate fraction of trap samples welcomed.
Name of requester S.A. Marshall
Address Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Material requested Symphyta (sawflies)
Area of interest Boreal and arctic Canada
Collecting methods/notes Larvae and adults collected by Malaise trap, sweeping, etc. (collect into 70% ethanol). Identify larval food plant as far as possible.
Name of requester H. Goulet
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Thysanoptera (thrips)
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Preserve in 70% ethanol). Specimen records, habitat, host plant records where applicable.
Name of requester R. Foottit
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Cooperation Offered

a Identification of groups of interest in return for a sample of duplicate specimens Most but not all of entries in list above.
b Willing to sort material from certain residues, bulk samples, etc. See specific entries for:
Anthomyzidae 
Chalcidoids
,
Parasitic Hymenoptera,
Sphaeroceridae 
c Field kits or instructions available on request. See especially entries for
Parasitic Hymenoptera
Simuliidae
d Exchange of specimens. Several requesters, including entries for 
Asilidae

Odonata,
Siphonaptera
e Caterpillars, larval sawflies, aphids and mites available on request from trapnests for solitary bees and wasps. P. Hallett (Department of Physiology and Zoology, University of Toronto, 144 Hendon Avenue, Willowdale, ON  M2M 1A7
f Insect material from grassland and adjacent habitats at Onefour, Alberta, is available for examination. D.L. Johnson (Department of Geography, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive West, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4)

Material requested Isoptera (termites)
Area of interest N. America incl. Mexico
Collecting methods/notes Preserve in 75% ethanol; try to collect as many soldiers as possible.
Name of requester T.G. Myles
Address Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, 33 Willcocks, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B3

Material requested Leiodidae (=Leptodiridae)
Area of interest Northern forest and tundra areas; prairies and grasslands
Collecting methods/notes Most easily collected by window traps or flight intercept traps; and car nets (Can. Ent. 124: 745, 1992) (collect into ethanol).
Name of requester S.B. Peck
Address Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

Material requested Lepidoptera (see also Butterflies)
Area of interest Arctic
Collecting methods/notes For revisionary work on the holarctic fauna
Name of requester J.D. Lafontaine
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Lepidoptera
Area of interest Manitoulin Island and surrounding islands
Collecting methods/notes Records for use in monograph of the region. Information on old records from collections would be particularly welcome.
Name of requester J.K. Morton
Address Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

Material requested Lepidoptera
Area of interest Areas not previously sampled in western Canada
Collecting methods/notes Standard collecting methods.
Name of requester N. Kondla
Address P.O. Box 244, Genelle, BC V0G 1G0

Material requested Lygaeidae
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Material can be collected in ethanol.
Name of requester G.G.E. Scudder
Address Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5

Material requested Mallophaga
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Preserve specimens in 70% ethanol; host species is extremely important.
Name of requester T.D. Galloway
Address Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Material requested Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
Area of interest Anywhere in Canada
Collecting methods/notes Stored in alcohol or pinned specimens. Specimens will be returned to sender or duplicates can be deposited in the CNC.
Name of requester J.R. Fernandez Triana
Address University of Guelph, c/o 609 - 124 Springfield Road, Ottawa, ON K1M 2C8

Material requested Microlepidoptera
Area of interest North America, esp. west in dry/arid habitats and prairies (CNC deficient in all western species
Collecting methods/notes Kill preferably with ammonia fumes. Pin fresh. Include GPS (lat and lon) with locality info if possible.
Name of requester J.F. Landry
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Odonata (dragonflies)
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Include 2-3 word habitat description. Adults preferably in envelopes or papered, prepared by immersing in acetone for 24 hours, then dried; larvae in 70% ethanol.
Name of requester R.A. Cannings
Address Royal British Columbia Museum, P.O. Box 9815, Stn. Prov. Govt., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2

Material requested Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)
Area of interest Ontario, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Canadian prairies
Collecting methods/notes Dried quickly in paper or glassine envelopes with or without prior immersion of envelope in acetone for one day to retain colour. Include habitat and collection notes and numbers observed in pencil on envelopes. Larvae in 70% ethanol.
Name of requester P.M Catling
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Branch, Wm. Saunders Bldg., Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6

Material requested Opiliones (harvestmen)
Area of interest Canada and adjacent states
Collecting methods/notes Preserve in 75% ethanol, especially adults with notes on habitats.
Name of requester R. Holmberg
Address Athabasca University, Centre for Science, Athabasca, Alberta T9S 3A3

Material requested Parasitic Hymenoptera
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Including selected unsorted Malaise, suction, pan or pitfall trap collections (pan trap kits and instructions supplied free on request).
Name of requester L. Masner
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Phoridae
Area of interest Anywhere; especially boreal
Collecting methods/notes Collect into 70% ethanol: especially interested in Malaise trap samples from boreal forest.
Name of requester B.V. Brown
Address Entomology Section, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, U.S.A.

Material requested Pipunculidae (big-headed flies)
Area of interest Anywhere in North America
Collecting methods/notes Adults can be pinned, pointed or preserved in ethanol.
Name of requester E. Georgeson
Address N.S. Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 130, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, B0N 2H0

Material requested Pseudoscorpions
Area of interest Canada
Collecting methods/notes Preserved in 90% ethanol is preferred, please include collection information (method, habitat)
Name of requester C. Buddle
Address Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, 21,111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9

Material requested Psyllidae
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Preferably preserve in glycerine or dried. Specimen records and host plant records.
Name of requester R. Foottit
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Pteromalidae: Pachyneuron
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Reared materials with associated sexes are particularly important, regardless how few in number.
Name of requester G.A.P. Gibson
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Salticidae (jumping spiders)
Area of interest Canada
Collecting methods/notes Adult specimens preserved in 70% ethanol. Include collecting method, habitat information.
Name of requester D. Shorthouse (1)

C. Buddle (2)

Address (1) Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9

(2) Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, 21,111 Lakeshore Road, Ste.Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9

Material requested Scelionid egg parasites of Orthoptera
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Especially from Grylloidea; preserve in ethanol.
Name of requester L. Masner
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Sciomyzidae
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Preferably pinned
Name of requester L. Knutson
Address Paluzzo Gioia
Piazza Traniello, 8-Int. 26, 04024 Gaeta (LT), Italy

Material requested Simuliidae (black flies)
Area of interest North America, esp. western and northern species
Collecting methods/notes Preserve larvae in Carnoy’s solution (1 glacial acetic acid: 3 absolute ethanol). Reared adults with associated pupal exuviae preferred. Instructions available on request.
Name of requester D.C. Currie
Address Department of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6

Material requested Siphonaptera (fleas)
Area of interest Anywhere
Collecting methods/notes Preserve specimens in 70% ethanol; host species is extremely important
Name of requester T.D. Galloway
Address Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Material requested Solpugida (sun spiders)
Area of interest Canada
Collecting methods/notes Preserve in 75% ethanol, especially adults with notes on habitat.
Name of requester R. Holmberg
Address Athabasca University, Centre for Science, Athabasca, Alberta T9S 3A3

Material requested Sphaeroceridae
Area of interest Anywhere, esp. arctic or high elevations
Collecting methods/notes Collect into ethanol. Acalyptrate fraction of trap samples welcomed.
Name of requester S.A. Marshall
Address Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Material requested Symphyta (sawflies)
Area of interest Boreal and arctic Canada
Collecting methods/notes Larvae and adults collected by Malaise trap, sweeping, etc. (collect into 70% ethanol). Identify larval food plant as far as possible.
Name of requester H. Goulet
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Material requested Thysanoptera (thrips)
Area of interest North America
Collecting methods/notes Preserve in 70% ethanol). Specimen records, habitat, host plant records where applicable.
Name of requester R. Foottit
Address Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

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Cooperation Offered

a Identification of groups of interest in return for a sample of duplicate specimens Most but not all of entries in list above.
b Willing to sort material from certain residues, bulk samples, etc. See specific entries for:
Anthomyzidae 
Chalcidoids
,
Parasitic Hymenoptera,
Sphaeroceridae 
c Field kits or instructions available on request. See especially entries for
Parasitic Hymenoptera
Simuliidae
d Exchange of specimens. Several requesters, including entries for 
Asilidae

Odonata,
Siphonaptera
e Caterpillars, larval sawflies, aphids and mites available on request from trapnests for solitary bees and wasps. P. Hallett (Department of Physiology and Zoology, University of Toronto, 144 Hendon Avenue, Willowdale, ON  M2M 1A7
f Insect material from grassland and adjacent habitats at Onefour, Alberta, is available for examination. D.L. Johnson (Department of Geography, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive West, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4)

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For further information, please contact:

Biological Survey of Canada
c/o Entomological Society of Canada
393 Winston Avenue,  Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1Y8  Canada
BiologicalSurvey@gmail.com

 

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