2629RE: [BOMBUS-L] Bee Red Lists, Management, Non-natives
- Mar 16, 2013Hi Matthew,Thanks for the link, comparing The Xerces Society Red List to everything else that I've found so far, it still seems to be the most comprehensive list of endangered bees for North America. I'm wondering where the data that determined the endangered status for these bees came from. I imagine that they were determined from museum collections which were compared to recent collections or surveys. There seems to be a heavy bias toward the Hawaiian bees (Hyleaus in particular) this may be due to the survey work of Snelling (2003).Thanks,Jason
Subject: RE: [BOMBUS-L] Bee Red Lists, Management, Non-natives
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2013 06:30:32 -0700
Several years ago, we produced a red list of at-risk bees in North America. I know some of it is now out of date, but you may find it of interest. There’s a link to it at http://www.xerces.org/endangered-species/.
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I'm conducting literature searches on red-listed/threatened/endangered/extinct bees and wasps; managed bees and wasps; and non-native bees and wasps.
If anyone could point to any resources on any of these three topics I'd appreciate the guidance.
Jason R. Graham
Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory
Department of Entomology and Nematology
University of Florida
Bldg 970 Natural Area Drive
PO Box 110620 Gainesville, FL 32611-0620
Phone (352) 519-9592
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