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Spidering at Iona Beach with Sam Evans , Catherine Scott, Gwylim Blackburn and Sam Evans. http://wp.me/p2mh9G-lC 
  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of ferrying four Vancouver-area spider researchers out to Iona Beach in Richmond for a bit of a Friday-evening ramble in search of spiders. Gwylim Blackburn and...
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Please, be on the lookout for entomologist Anina Hundsdoerfer, missing in Edmonton since Saturday: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/disappearance-of-alberta-government-scientist-troubles-police-1.2585784 … …
Edmonton Police are still searching for Anina Hundsdoerfer, an Alberta government scientist, missing since Saturday afternoon.
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Who wouldn't want to get to know the Strepsiptera? These animals are extremely odd, being obligate endoparasites of other insects, with a free-flying male and an eyeless, wingless female that never...
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I’m pleased to announce the following Canadian Entomologist paper as this issue’s Editor’s Pick: The use of Cerceris fumipennis (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) for surveying and monitoring emerald ash b...
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Meet one of the folks working behind the scenes at ESC Blog...hopefully she'll inspire you to be a contributor!
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Sadly, Canada does not have a national insect symbol! Suggest some good candidates here!
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The Entomological Society of Manitoba shares some news and updates!
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Family holiday in Romania becomes a spider hunt! http://wp.me/p2mh9G-lm  
  The following is a guest post by Simon Fraser University student Bekka Brodie. Bekka studies blow fly ecology and blogs at www.bekkabrodie.com. The Romanian tarantula, Lycosa singoriensis (L...
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De-listing milkweed as a noxious weed and listing of dog strangling vine as such in Ontario: public comment sought: http://bit.ly/Nyt1Rr
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We aren't the only ones to suffer from the "human botfly" http://wp.me/p2mh9G-iG 
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Ian Maton shares his passion for the hobby of "mothing", and his beautiful photographs.
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A grad student shares his experience writing an article for Wikipedia. Check out this great way to practice your research and writing skills, while giving back to the online community!
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History

The Entomological Society of Canada is one of the largest and oldest professional societies in Canada. Founded in Toronto on 16 April 1863, the Society was open to “all students and lovers of Entomology”. The first officers were Prof. H. Croft, President; W. Saunders, Secretary Treasurer; and Rev. J. Hubbert, Curator. The organization flourished as interested collectors of insects showed their acquisitions at meetings, discussed the natural history of their favourite species, exchanged specimens, described and named new species, and started museum collections of Canadian insects.

The Society obtained legal status in 1871 and was incorporated under a new section of the Agricultural Arts Act as “The Entomological Society of Ontario”. The headquarters of this Society was moved to London, Ontario in 1873, and then to Guelph, Ontario in 1906.

The Entomological Society of Canada, as it is known today, was founded by members of the Entomological Society of Ontario on 3 November 1950. The founding officers were W.A. Ross, President; A.W. Baker, Vice President; W.R. Thompson, Editor; R.H. Wigmore, Secretary; A.B. Baird, Treasurer; plus seven Directors. The headquarters of the national Society then moved to Ottawa.

 

Roles of the Entomological Society of Canada

The Entomological Society of Canada represents hundreds of entomologists from all parts of Canada and around the world. The Society is a dynamic force in promoting research, disseminating knowledge of insects, and encouraging the continued participation of all “students and lovers of Entomology” in the most fascinating of all natural sciences. It is especially well known for its widely distributed and used publications.

The Society also advises government departments and agencies, and publishes briefs to highlight matters of particular interest. In this capacity, the Society has mobilized many of its members to use their skills and expertise to review and advise on a wide variety of entomological problems ranging from crop losses caused by insects and biological surveys of Canadian insects to reports on education and resources for entomology in Canada.

The Society’s activist approach has provided entomologists with a strong and credible voice on entomological research priorities in Canada. The Biological Survey of Canada has become a long-term programme for national coordination of work on the Canadian fauna, and is now jointly administered by the Society and the Canadian Museum of Nature.