Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods)

Volume 17 No. 2, Fall 1998

General information and editorial notes

News and Notes
Update on the BSC Web Page
Insects of Canada on the Web
Summary of the Scientific committee meeting
Membership of the Scientific Committee

The Carmanah Canopy Project: Conservation of Arthropod Biodiversity in Coastal Sitka Spruce Forests

Project Update: Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands
Aculeate Wasps from CFB Suffield

The Quiz Page

Recent Publications associated with the Biological Survey

Selected Future Conferences

Quips and Quotes

Requests for Material or Information Invited

Request for Cooperation

Requests for Material or Information Invited

Would you like assistance in studying the fauna?

The Biological Survey of Canada encourages cooperation in taxonomic and ecological studies of the arthropod fauna. Please complete and return the form below if you have a request for material or information that might be obtained by someone elsewhere in Canada (compare the sample entries from a previous list of requests that are shown below).

Requests should be made by the middle of January; the list of requests will appear in the Spring 1999 Newsletter.

Sample entries (addresses omitted):

 

Material Requested

Areas of Interest

Collecting Methods, Notes

Name of Requester

1 Acari (free living and parasitic terrestrial and aquatic mites) Anywhere, but especially subarctic and arctic Canada, Canadian grasslands 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) V.M. Behan-Pelleier; E.E. Lindquist; I.M. Smith
2 Adelgidae (conifer wooly aphids) Anywhere Preserve insects and bark, needes or galls in 70% ethanol. Specimen records and host plant records. R. Foottit
3 Aleyrodidae (whiteflies) North America 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). R. Foottit

Request for Cooperation

Please complete and return to:

Biological Survey of Canada
(Terrestrial Arthropods)
Canadian Museum of Nature
P.O. Box 3443, Station "D"
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6P4
fax: 613-364-4021
email: hdanks@mus-nature.ca

Name:______________________________________________________

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Material required (specify taxon, region , habitat, or other details, as appropriate):

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Information required (describe in reasonable detail):

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Cooperation offered - if there is anything specific you might be able to supply in return (e.g. identifications, material) please indicate it here:

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