Dr. Hume B. Douglas

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Research Scientist

Beetle taxonomy research in support of agriculture, trade, and biodiversity knowledge for Canada.

Current research and/or projects



Invertebrate systematics addressing threats to Canadian plant health

Research and/or project statements

Recherche et projets en cours

Systématique des invertébrés pour contrer les menaces à la protection des végétaux au Canada.

Professional activities / interests

Coleoptera, beetles

  • Chrysomelidae, leaf beetles
  • Elateridae, click beetles
  • Curculionidae: scolytinae, bark beetles

Key publications

  1. Gallant B, Blatt S, Douglas HB, Labbe R, Makela K. 2021. How you can help protect Canada’s plant resources: report a plant pest. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada, 53: #-#.

    2021 - View publication details

  2. Fernandez-Triana, J, Douglas, HB, Brunke, A, Bouchard, P, Huber, JT, Gibson, GAP, Bennett, AMR, Lonsdale, O. 2021. Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes: update for the AAFC Biological Control Working Group, 2021. November 5, 2021.

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  3. Kenyon, David, Highet, Fiona MBE, Caims, Rebecca, Nicolaisen, Mogens, Mouttet, Raphaëlle, Loomans, Antoon, Boavida, Conceiçao, de Andrade, Eugenia, Douglas, Hume, & Deczynski, Anthony. (2021). Epitrix (flea beetle) species, life cycles and detection methods (Epitrix II). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5668350

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  4. Douglas HB, Kundrata R, Brunke A, Chapados JT, Richter R, Savard K, McKenna D and Dettman JR (2020) Anchored Phylogenomics of Elateridae: some outgroups did not act as expected! Second International Symposium on Elateroidea (online international symposium). October 11, 2021. Invited oral presentation, 30 minutes.

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  5. Fernandez-Triana, J., Douglas, H., Huber, J.T., Brunke, A., Lonsdale, O., Sinclair, B., Landry, J-F, Gibson, G., O'Hara, J.E., Bennett, A.M.R., and Mason, P. 2020. Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes: update for AAFC Biological Control Working Group. 1–4.

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  6. Douglas H, Landry J-F. 2018. Taxonomy for the identification of invertebrate pests in support of regulatory entomology in Canada. AAFC Ottawa Research and Development Science Days – Biodiversity and Bioresources. February 5-6. Ottawa Canada.

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  7. Douglas H, Kundrata R, Savard K (2018) Changes to the genera of Cardiophorinae (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, Joint Annual Meeting. Vancouver. Oral Presentation.

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  8. Bouchard P, Anderson RS, Douglas H, Pentinsaari (2018) How much do we know about Canadian weevils? An assessment based on taxonomic and DNA barcode diversity. Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, Joint Annual Meeting. Vancouver. Oral Presentation.

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  9. Kabaluk T, Douglas H, van Herk W (2018) Flight status of invasive European Elateridae in southwestern British Columbia. 58th Western Committee on crop pests. Loydminster AB. Oral presentation.

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  10. Marshall SA, Douglas HB. 2018. Elateridae. pp 388, 389, 414-421 in Marshall, SA (ed) - Beetles: The Natural History and Diversity of Coleoptera. Firefly books.

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  11. Ottawa Entomology Club. Entomology Fieldwork in Vietnam. Co-presentation with Adam Brunke. September 2018. 1 hour

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  12. Bouchard, P., Bousquet, Y., Brunke, A., Davies, A.E., Douglas, H., Smith, A.B.T. and Manoogian, J. 2017. 150 years of new beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) described in The Canadian Entomologist (1868-2017) and associated publications. Oral presentation. Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada. 2017. Winnipeg, Canada.

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  13. Douglas HB, Cognato AI, Grebennikov V, Savard K (2017) A matrix key to the Ips bark beetles of the World (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Entomological Society of Canada, Annual Meeting. Winnipeg Manitoba. Oral Presentation.

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  14. Ameen A, Favrin R, Douglas H, Henry G (2017) Where is the native range of Epitrix papa, a damaging invasive pest of potato tubers, recently introduced into Portugal? Entomological Society of Canada, Annual Meeting. Winnipeg Manitoba. Poster Presentation.

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  15. Mason PG, De Clerck-Floate RA, Gallant B, Gillespie DR, Floate K, Bourchier R, Douglas H, Vincent C, Boivin G (2017) Guide for the Importation and Release of Arthropod Biological Control Agents in Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada A42-122/2017E.

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  16. Douglas, H.B. (2017). World reclassification of the Cardiophorinae (Coleoptera, Elateridae), based on phylogenetic analyses of morphological characters, 2017(655), 1-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.655.11894

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  17. Bouchard P, Douglas, H (2016). Origin and establishment of non-native weevils in Canada, with a focus on Solanaceae. PROCINORTE - Plant Health Task Force Workshop. Pests and diseases of solanaceans in North America: Trilateral approaches for their management. Ottawa, Canada. October 26–28, 2016. Invited oral presentation.

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  18. Bouchard, P, Douglas H, Anderson RS (2016) Adventive weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) recorded from Canada. International Congress of Entomology 25, Orlando Florida. Oral Presentation.

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  19. Kundrata, R., Gunter, N.L., Douglas, H., Bocak, L. (2016). Next step toward a molecular phylogeny of click-beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae): redefinition of Pityobiinae, with a description of a new subfamily Parablacinae from the Australasian Region, 55(3), 291-302. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aen.12185

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  20. Douglas, H., Bouchard, P., Anderson, R.S., de Tonnancour, P., Vigneault, R., Webster, R.P. (2013). New Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) records for Canada, 309 13-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.309.4667

    2013 - View publication details

Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6


The Entomological Society of Canada

The Entomological Society of Ontario

The Coleopterists Society