Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods)

Volume 27 No. 1, Spring 2008


News and Notes

General information and editorial notes

News and Notes:

Bio-Blitz 2008

The first curation blitz

Biological Survey of Canada symposium

Summary of the Scientific
Committee meeting    

Insects of the Yukon price

BSC Vision document

Project Update: Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification

First record of Armadillidium vulgare from Quebec

Web site notes

The biodiversity of beetles in the Maritime provinces

Arctic Corner

Historical changes in the biodiversity of Muscidae and Fanniidae of Churchill

Impacts to the invertebrate community structure of aquatic systems in Nunavut

Flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago published

Selected future conferences

List of Requests for Material or Information


Biological Survey of Canada Symposium

Starting this year in Ottawa, the Biological Survey of Canada is organising an annual symposium at the Entomological Society of Canada annual meetings. Plans have already solidified for the 2008 meeting in Ottawa (19–22 October) and the 2009 meeting in Winnipeg (18–21 October) with the goal of turning this symposium into a recurring annual tradition. Topics will broadly cover BSC projects and activities but other presentations on systematics and faunistics research on Canadian arthropods will also be welcome. If you are interested in participating, please contact Andrew Smith <>. More information on Entomological Society of Canada annual meetings can be found at:

Insects of the Yukon price reduced

The price of the remaining volumes of the Insects of the Yukon has been reduced in order to clear out the remaining stock. For more details on the contents and how to order please visit the Biological Survey’s web site at or contact the Entomological Society of Canada <>.

Orders from Canada: $22.00 plus G.S.T. (shipping included)
Orders from U.S.A.: $37.00 (shipping included)
Orders from all other countries: $57.00 (shipping included)
10% discount on orders of 5 or more copies

Hardbound, 6 1/2” x 9 3/4”. x + 1,034 pp., 224 illustrations, 102 tables. Published by the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), 1997. ISBN 0-9692727-8-2.







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