Dear heteropterists,

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Geoffrey G.E. Scudder on 4 July 2023.

Geoff was a prolific author, with many important and influential publications, and a world authority on Lygaeoidea, particularly rhyparochromids. He also was the Canadian expert on Heteroptera, with many contributions to the understanding of the systematics and diversity of the Canadian fauna, including papers dealing with Lygaeoidea, Miridae, Pentatomoidea, and aquatic and semiaquatic Heteroptera.

Canning R.A. 2006. Geoffrey G.E. Scudder: zoologist, conservationist, educator gave a synopsis of his long and influential career, detailing various aspects of his academic and scientific life.