Vol 100 (2003)

Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia


Cover Page

COVER: Lateral view of a male snow scorpionfly, Boreus insulanus Blades (Mecoptera:Boriedae). Adults of this species, like others in the family, are about 4 mm in length,flightless, and are active during the winter months. At present, Boreus insulanus is known only from 3 locations on southern Vancouver Island, suggesting that it may be an endemic species.

Boreus species are found primarily in mountainous terrain, between 200 m and 2000 m elevation, throughout the Holarctic. In North America, the greatest diversity of species is inthe region from Oregon to Alaska and east to the Rocky Mountains.

Original line drawing by David Blades, published in the species description in Volume 99 of the JESBC (2002).