|General information and editorial notes
News and Notes
conference at 2000 meeting
Biodiversity brief published
Spider newsletter published
New cone and seed insect web site
Nature Discovery Fund makes first award
Summary of the Scientific Committee meeting
Members of the Scientific Committee
Comments on Error
Rates in Insect Identifications
Project Update: Insects of Keewatin and Mackenzie
The Website of the Biological Survey
The Quiz Page
Selected Future Conferences
Quips and Quotes
Requests for Material or Information Invited
Request for Cooperation (form)
||Would you like assistance in studying the fauna?
Biological Survey of Canada encourages cooperation in taxonomic and ecological studies of
the arthropod fauna. Please complete and return the form on the next page if you have a
request for material or information that might be obtained 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 2001 newsletter.
Sample entries (addresses omitted):
Areas of Interest
Collecting Methods, Notes
Name of Requester
||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-Pelletier; E.E. Lindquist; I.M.
||Adelgidae (conifer woolly aphids)
||Preserve insects and bark, needles or galls in 70% ethanol. Specimen
records and host plant records.
||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)
||Adults from any habitat, but often associated with graminoids.
Preservation in 70% ethanol preferred. Maliase and especially pan trap residues are
acceptable and valuable. General description of
herbaceous cover and soil moisture advantageous.
||Preserve in 70% ethanol.
Specimen records and host plant records.
||Pointed or in ethanol
||Anywhere in Canada
||Include floral host if any. Collect and preserve dry (but specimens that
have already been put into ethanol are acceptable.