La CIFE (Conférence internationale francophone en entomologie) aura son congrès du 20 au 26 novembre 2023 au Cameroun. Il y aura notamment un symposium sur les insectes comestibles.

 Pour plus d’informations, voir : https://www.ird.fr/conference-internationale-francophone-dentomologie-cife-yaounde-en-novembre-2023-deuxieme-appel

The deadline for early bird registration and abstract submission (including for abstracts for the Graduate Student Showcase) has been extended to Wednesday September 6, 2023.

ESC Members can take advantage of member AND early bird pricing by logging into their ESC accounts to register.

ESS Members that are not also ESC Members will receive promo codes from the ESS Treasurer to use when registering to take advantage of member AND early bird pricing.

For more information about registration, click here. For any issues using the registration site, please contact info@esc-sec.ca.

For questions about abstract submission, please contact meghan.vankosky@agr.gc.ca.

Book hotel rooms now to take advantage of conference pricing.

Types of Japanese trains, from local to super-express.

Here are two articles that complete Hugh Danks’ perspectives about Japan in the series “Wider aspects of a career in Entomology”, which outline some ancillary aspects of Hugh’s career for the potential interest of readers.

23. Japan, part 3

 

25. Japan, concluded

REGISTRATION OPEN!

Early bird registration for the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Saskatchewan is now open. Register before August 25, 2023 to take advantage of early bird prices. We look forward to seeing you in person in Saskatoon, October 15-18, 2023!

ESC Members can take advantage of member AND early bird pricing by logging into their ESC accounts to register.

ESS Members that are not also ESC Members will receive promo codes from the ESS Treasurer to use when registering to take advantage of member AND early bird pricing.

For more information about registration, click here. For any issues using the registration site, please contact info@esc-sec.ca

Book hotel rooms now to take advantage of conference pricing.

Field trip anyone?
Let the Local Organizing Committee know if you’d like to join a field trip to Wanuskewin Heritage Park, just outside of Saskatoon, on Sunday morning (October 15) when you register for the meeting! The LOC will make the trip happen if there is sufficient interest and costs can be kept low.

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
The Scientific Program Committee now welcomes abstract submissions for contributed presentations and posters. Please visit our website for more information about abstract submission requirements and the Graduate Student Showcase.

The deadline to submit abstracts is August 25, 2023.

For questions about abstract submissions or the scientific program in general, please contact meghan.vankosky@agr.gc.ca

REGISTER HERE

Official visit to a Japanese high school.

These next two articles in the series, “Wider aspects of a career in Entomology” – describing some ancillary aspects of Hugh Danks’ career for the potential interest of readers – offer perspectives about Japan.

22. Japan

23. Japan, continued

The deer fly Chrysops vittatus, one of the common species that attacks humans.

Continuing with Hugh Danks’ series “Wider aspects of a career in Entomology”, this post has the last of the installments already published in the ESC Bulletin, and the first of the more recent articles in this continuing series.

20. Further field adventures

21. Further institutional adventures

 

Mating display of the male (top), and the female, of the Ebony jewelwing damselfly, a species of slow-moving wooded streams.

We continue the posting of Hugh Danks’ series “Wider aspects of a career in Entomology” with 3 installments that introduce Hugh’s exposure to Canadian insects and their habitats.

“This series of articles outlines some ancillary aspects of my entomological career, for the potential amusement of readers.”

17. My introduction to Canada’s fauna and environments

18. My introduction to Canada’s fauna and environments, continued

19. My introduction to Canada’s fauna and environments, concluded

a photo of a metallic green jewel wasp on a strayberry flower with a greenish background.

Nineteenth Annual Photo Contest
The 19th Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2023 cover of the Bulletin of the
Entomological Society of Canada is now underway. The cover images are intended to represent
the breadth of entomology covered by the Society’s publications. Insects and non-insect
arthropods in forestry, urban settings or agriculture; landscapes, field, laboratory or close-ups; or
activities associated with physiology, behaviour, taxonomy or IPM are all desirable. A couple of
‘Featured Insects’ are also needed. If selected, your photo will grace the cover of the Bulletin for
the entire year. In addition, winning photos and a selection of all submitted photos will be shown
on the ESC website, and used in Society-related social media posts.

Contest rules:
Photos of insects and other arthropods in all stages, activities, and habitats are accepted. To
represent the scope of entomological research, we also encourage photos of field plots, laboratory
experiments, insect impacts, research activities, sampling equipment, etc. Photos should, however,
have a clear entomological focus.
Digital images must be submitted in unbordered, high-quality JPG format, with the long side
(width or height) a minimum of 1500 pixels.
Entrants may submit up to five photographs. A caption must be provided with each photo
submitted; photos without captions will not be accepted. Captions should include the locality,
description of activity, if the main subject is other than an insect (if appropriate), and any
interesting or relevant information. Captions should be a maximum of 40 words.
The entrant must be a member in good standing of the Entomological Society of Canada. Photos
must be taken by the entrant, and the entrant must own the copyright.
The copyright of the photo remains with the entrant, but royalty-free use must be granted to the
ESC for inclusion on the cover of one volume (4 issues) of the Bulletin, and on the ESC website,
and in various social media posts by the ESC (credited to the photographer, of course).
Rather than a judging committee, this year, the photo contest organizer will open voting on this
website. Photographers of the top three photos chosen will be awarded the following prizes:
1st: $200 gift certificate for Henry’s Camera. 2nd: $100 gift card for Henry’s Camera. 3rd: $50
gift card for Henry’s Camera.
Submission deadline is 15 September 2023.
Submit photos at this URL: pollunit.com/polls/escsecphoto23

Environment and Climate Change Canada have posted a public consultation on the development of Canada’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy. It is open until July 14th.

The Entomological Society of Canada’s Science Policy Committee invites members of the ESC to respond to this survey as individuals focussing on insect biodiversity priorities.

The list of questions are provided here in English and in French: these are for consultation only, to help people think about their answers before doing the survey.

Winter gall of the goldenrod gall fly, opened to show the freezing-tolerant larva within

The posting of Hugh Danks’ series “Wider aspects of a career in Entomology” continues with the next 3 installments.

“This series of articles outlines some ancillary aspects of my entomological career, for the potential amusement of readers.”

14. University courses and teaching

 

15. Scientific conferences

 

16. Exploring insect cold hardiness