Vol 102 (2005)

Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia

Cover Page

COVER: Peritrichus pilosulus Scudder (Hemiptera: Lygeidae)

This rare western rhyparochromid bug was described as new to science in 1999 in the Journal of the New York Entomological Society 107:272-274. It occurs from British Co-lumbia south to California. Only three specimens have ever been taken in BC, in Purshia habitat on the Osoyoos Indian Reserve near the Vincore Winery south of Vaseux Lake.This habitat was destroyed by recent fires in the Okanagan.

Illustration details: Peritrichus pilosulus Scudder, male, dorsal habitus. Original pen and ink drawing onscratchboard by Launi Lucas, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia.