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The JESBC is an open-access journal. Articles are published online as they are accepted; bound copies are printed every December.

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Vol. 118 (2021): Vol. 118 (2021): Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia
A female goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) on a prickly rose (Rosa acicularis) that just captured a caterpillar in the River Valley of Edmonton on 13 June 2021. Goldenrod crab spiders are widely distributed across Canada and are commonly encountered in open areas patiently sitting on flowers waiting for prey to approach. Although pollinators (flies, butterflies, bees, hoverflies, etc.) are a significant component of their diet, they also take the opportunity to feed on other invertebrates. The photo was taken by Jaime Pinzon whose son spent half an hour watching the spider and exclaimed “Oh, the kiss of death!”, when the spider finally met its prey.

Vol. 118 (2021): Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia

Image cover: A female goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) on a prickly rose (Rosa acicularis) that just captured a caterpillar in the River Valley of Edmonton on 13 June 2021. Goldenrod crab spiders are widely distributed across Canada and are commonly encountered in open areas patiently sitting on flowers waiting for prey to approach. Although pollinators (flies, butterflies, bees, hoverflies, etc.) are a significant component of their diet, they also take the opportunity to feed on other invertebrates. The photo was taken by Jaime Pinzon whose son spent half an hour watching the spider and exclaimed “Oh, the kiss of death!”, when the spider finally met its prey.

The Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia is published annually in December by the Society 

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Published: 2022-02-02
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