Insect Research


The real “fire ants”: colony size and body size of workers influence the fate of boreal sand hill ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) after wildfires in Alberta, Canada. 2015. Glasier, J. et al. Cdn Entomol 147(4): 396-404.  Link.


Western Bumble Bee (Bombus occidentalis) pocket identification guide. 2009. Xerces Society. Link.

Yellowbanded Bumble Bee (Bombus terricola) pocket identification guide. 2009. Xerces Society. Link.

Changes in the Status and Distribution of the Yellow-faced Bumble Bee. 2012. Fraser, D. et al. Entomol Society of BC J 109. Link.


A risk analysis framework for forest pest management. 2015. Nealis, V. Forestry Chronicle 91(1): 32-39. Link

Changes in a Primary Resistance Parameter of Lodgepole Pine to Bark Beetle Attack One Year Following Fertilization and Thinning. 2015. Cook, S. et al. Forests 6(2): 280-292. Link.

Competitors and natural enemies may cumulatively mediate Dendroctonus ponderosae colonization of burned Pinus forests. 2015. Tabacaru, C. and N. Erbilgin. Fores Ecol and Mgmt 337: 98-109. Link

Effect of natal and colonised host species on female host acceptance and male joining behaviour of the mountain pine beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) using pine and spruce. 2015. McKee, F. et al. Cdn Entomologist 147(1): 39-45. Link

Hidden In Plain Sight: Synthetic Pheromone Misleads Beetles, Protects Trees. 2015. Meznarich, P., R. Progar, et al. US-FS PNW Research Stn, Sci Findings 170. Link

 Modeling spatial and temporal dynamics of wind flow and potential fire behavior following a mountain pine beetle outbreak in a lodgepole pine forest. 2015. Hoffman, C. et al. Agric and Forest Meteorol 204: 79-83. Link

Spatio-temporal mapping of potential mountain pine beetle emergence – Is a heating cycle a valid surrogate for potential beetle emergence? 2015. Chen, H. and P. Jackson. Agric and Forest Meteorol 206: 124-136. Link

Explanations of a Changing Landscape: A Critical Examination of the BC Bark Beetle Epidemic. 2014. Petersen, B. and D. Stuart. Environ and Planning 46(3): 598-613. Link.

The influence of variation in host tree monoterpene composition on secondary attraction by an invasive bark beetle: Implications for range expansion and potential host shift by the mountain pine beetle. 2016. Burke, J. and A. Carroll. Forest Ecol and Mgmt 359: 59-64. Link.

Polygamy and an absence of fine-scale structure in Dendroctonus ponderosae (Hopk.) (Coleoptera: Curcilionidae) confirmed using molecular markers. 2016. al. Heredity 116: 68-74. Link.

The role of temperature variability in stabilizing the mountain pine beetle–fungus mutualism. 2013. Addison, A. et al. J of Theoretical Biol 335: 40-50. Link.

Contrasting Geographic Patterns of Genetic Differentiation in Body Size and Development Time with Reproductive Isolation in Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). 2013. Bracewell, R. et al. Annals of the Entomol Society of Amer 106(3):385-391. Link.

Developmental mortality increases sex-ratio bias of a size-dimorphic bark beetle. 2014. Lachowsky, L. and M. Reid. Ecol Entomol 39: 300–308. Link.

Natural regeneration in partial cuts and mature forests after mountain pine beetle infestation in the west Chilcotin: Itcha-Ilgachuz Research Project. 2015. Daintith, N. and M. Waterhouse. BC Govt, Tech Rpt 88. Link.

Microclimate studies in mountain pine beetle-damaged silvicultural systems on the Chilcotin Plateau: The Itcha-Ilgachuz Project (1997-2013). 2015. Sagar, R. and M. Waterhouse. BC Govt, Tech Rpt 89. Link.

The moisture content and opening of serotinous cones from lodgepole pine killed by the mountain pine beetle. 2015. Sharpe, M. and S. Ryu. Forestry Chronicle 91(3): 260-265. Link.

Spatiotemporal mapping of potential mountain pine beetle emergence – Is a heating cycle a valid surrogate for potential beetle emergence? 2015. Chen, H. and P. Jackson. Agric and Forest Meteorol 206: 124-136. Link.

Determining the instar of mountain pine beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) larvae by the width of their head capsules. 2015. Bleiker, K. and J. Régnière. Cdn Entomologist 47(5): 635-640. Link.

Seasonal flight pattern of the western balsam bark beetle, Dryocoetes confusus Swaine (Coleoptera: Curculioniae), in Central BC. 2013. Stock, A. et al. Entomol Society of BC J 110: 27-34. Link.

Characterizing spectral–temporal patterns of defoliator and bark beetle disturbances using Landsat time series. 2015. Senf et al. Remote Sensing of Environ. Link

Trap trees: an effective method for monitoring mountain pine beetle activities in novel habitats [Alberta]. 2017 Klutsch et al. CJFR.  Link

Cold Tolerance of Mountain Pine Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Eggs From the Historic and Expanded Ranges. 2017. Bleiker et al. Environ Entomol. Link

Diapause and overwintering of two spruce bark beetle species. 2017. Schebeck et al. Physio Entomol. Link


Endangered Butterflies and their Non-Native Host Plants: Examining Shifting Values of Belonging in Restoration. 2019. Anderson and Lambert. Case Studies Environ. Link

Seed collection and processing of wildland showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa). 2019. Tiley and Cruz. Native Plants J. OTHER KEYWDS: monarch butterfly.  Link

The last butterflies: A scientist’s quest to save a rare and vanishing Creature. 2019. Haddad. Princeton U Press. Link

A Neonicotinoid Insecticide at a Rate Found in Nectar Reduces Longevity but Not Oogenesis in Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.). (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). 2019. James. Insects. Link

Endangered [large marble] Butterflies and their Non-Native Host Plants: Examining Shifting Values of Belonging in Restoration. 2019. Anderson and Lambert. Case Studies in Environ. Link

Roadside Habitat for Monarchs: Monarch Butterflies, Weeds, and Herbicides. 2019. Hopwood et al. Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Link

Milkweeds of Idaho, Oregon and Washington. 2019. McKnight et al. Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Link

Timing Management in Monarch Breeding Habitat. 2019. Anon.  Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Link

Island Marble (Euchloe ausonides insulanus). 2019 update. Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Link

Beauty with benefits: butterfly conservation in Washington State, USA, wine grape vineyards. 2015. James, D. et al. J of Insect Conserv 19(2): 341-348. Link.

Arctic Woolly Bear Moth

Diet breadth of Gynaephora groenlandica (Lepidoptera: Erebidae): is polyphagy greater in alpine versus Arctic populations? 2015. Barrio, I. et al. Cdn Entomologist 147(2): 215-221. Link.


Life-history consequences and disease resistance of western tent caterpillars in response to localised, herbivore-induced changes in alder leaf quality. 2013. Sarfraz, R. et al. Ecol Entomol 38: 61–67. Link.

Generalist predation on forest tent caterpillar varies with forest stand composition: an experimental study across multiple life stages. 2012. Nixon, A. and J. Roland. Ecol Entomol 37: 13–23.  Link.


Diagnostic molecular markers to detect and identify primary parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Ericaphis fimbriata on highbush blueberry. 2013. Mathur, S. Entomol Society of BC J 110: 19-26. Link.

Survey of parasitoids and hyperparasitoids (Hymenoptera) of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae and the foxglove aphid, Aulacorthum solani (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in BC. 2012. Acheampong, S. et al. Entomol Society of BC J 109. Link.


Field Guide to Migratory Dragonflies. 2013. Paulson. Xerces Society. Link.

Green Lacewing

A new species of Archaeochrysa Adams (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) from the early Eocene of Driftwood Canyon, BC, Canada. 2015. Archibald, B. and V. Makarkin. Cdn Entomologist 147(4): 359-369. Link.


New early Eocene Siricomorpha (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Pamphiliidae, Siricidae, Cephidae) from the Okanagan Highlands, western North America. 2016. Archibald, B. and A. Rasnitsyn. Cdn Entomologist 148(2): 209-228. Link.


Rediscovery of Cerceris fumipennis (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) in BC, Canada, with notes on geographic variation and nesting habits. 2015. Kimoto, T. and M. Buck. Cdn Entomologist 147(4): 419-424. Link.


Historical occurrence of alien arthropods and pathogens on trees in Canada. 2016. Neallis, V. et al. Cdn J of Forest Research 46(2): 172-180. Link

Updated checklist of the Orthoptera of BC. 2012. Miskelly, J. Entomol Society of BC J 109. Link.

Additional provincial and state records for Heteroptera (Hemiptera) in Canada and the US. 2012. Scudder, G. Entomol Society of BC J 109. Link.


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