A new invasive weevil that is turning berry buds into duds in British Columbia By Michelle Franklin, Paul Abram, and Tracy Hueppelsheuser   Most of the weevils we find in raspberry and strawberry fields in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia (BC) are nocturnal, so you would be hard pressed to find adult weevils without […]

Graduate Student Showcase 2021: Call for Applications Graduate students are invited to apply to present their research at the Graduate Student Showcase (GSS), held during the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Ontario (Nov 15-18, 2021). The purpose of the GSS is to provide a high-profile opportunity […]

ESC members are invited to a participate in a research study on interference with environmental research in Canada conducted by a Master’s Thesis student from the School of Resource and Environment Studies, at Dalhousie University. Purpose: To document scientists’ perceptions of their ability to conduct and communicate environmental research in Canada. Eligibility: If you are […]

The Entomological Society of Canada is looking to fill the position of Treasurer, beginning in autumn 2021. Please note that the Treasurer is considered an officer of the Society and is expected to attend the annual meeting of the Governing Board. The Treasurer’s cost of attending this meeting is covered by ESC in the event […]

The American Arachnological Society is hosting a Virtual Conference Thursday June 24 – Thursday July 1. A Keynote address by Maydianne Andrade will open the meeting on the evening of the 24th. Program highlights include plenary talks by Mercedes Burns, Lauren Esposito, and Ivan Magalhães; oral and poster presentations; and a panel discussion and workshop on actions to dismantle racism […]

Mating with castrated males induces females to oviposit As I was picking up rotting fruit from the ground, a woman walked by and told me “pick the nice ones from the tree, you are going to get sick”. I was amused by her concern and explained that indeed I was looking for the rotting fruit. […]

Dear ESC members, The ESC Science-Policy committee would like to draw your attention to the following call for expressions of interest for the Workshop on a Canadian Biodiversity Observation Network (CAN BON), due May 31st: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Media-Media/NewsDetail-DetailNouvelles_eng.asp?ID=1252 This call is for interested members to be involved in a federally-funded workshop. The main objectives of this workshop […]

2021 North American Forest Insect Work Conference 25-28 May 2021 Shaping Forests: Action in a Changing World We are proud to announce that the final program has been published and is now available for your viewing pleasure! Registration is now OPEN with early bird registration occurring until May 1! Please visit the NAFIWC website to […]

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE) A free virtual event held from 1st–15th July 2021 This event will solely be an online proceeding that allows participation from all over the world, with no concerns of travel or related expenditures, while at the same time, allowing the rapid dissemination of global advances in the […]

Mark your calendars for Black in Entomology Week, happening virtually from Feb. 22-26. This is an event dedicated to celebrating and supporting Black entomologists, organized by Maydianne Andrade, Swanne Gordon, Vik Iyengar, Shakara Maggitt, Michelle Samuel-Foo, Jessica Ware, and Natasha Young. The goals of #BlackInEnto week include fostering community among Black entomologists, including students and […]

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