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Boreus species - Boreus insulanus - female

Boreus species - Boreus insulanus - Female
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
February 20, 2011

Moved from Boreus. I found the original description available at the link below. It says this is the only species of Boreus known from the island. PDf available at:

for tracking this down.

Maybe Boreus insulanus
This could be the Vancouver Island endemic Boreus insulanus, described in 2002. Trying to get a copy of the original description.

hope this helps...

Thanks -v-
The Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia has partial online archives, but unfortunately, they don't have Vol. 99 available at this time. The range of the species (interior mountains on southern third of Vancouver Island) seem to fit well with the Port Alberni locality above. According to Penny 1977, B. elegans may be known from Vancouver I. but only lowlands along the coast. Curiously, in Penny 1977, B. elegans was recorded from Vancouver, on the mainland, while Vancouver Island was not mentioned.

The first mention of Penny 1977 above should read The Mecoptera of North America website. Sorry, I sent it without proofreading.

Thanks, Ben!
I also checked the online journal. Will be going to Victoria in about a month. The UVic library has hard copies of all volumes of JESBC. Will let you know what I find.


Moved from Snow Scorpionflies.

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