2764Call for Melissodes
- Jun 13, 2013Hi everyone,
I am in need of female Melissodes specimens for DNA and pollen work.
I am looking for specimens collected in the past 6 or 7 years (the more
recent, the better). Specimens that are net collected are ideal, as both
the DNA and pollen loads are preserved. I am willing to perform
identifications in exchange for retaining a few specimens of each species
for my research.
I am not interested in males or specimens that have been in water or 70%
ethanol for more than a few hours (propylene glycol and 95% EtOH are
acceptable). I do not need M. tristis or agilis. South American
specimens are exceptionally valuable. Non-Melissodes eucerines are also
welcome, but I cannot guarantee that I will be able to identify them to
species. I will only take specimens that are properly pinned and labeled
and if you have a spreadsheet with the data recorded, I can deliver the
identifications faster, but this is not necessary.
If anyone has specimens that fit the above criteria please contact me and
I will do my best to work with your timelines for identifications.
Thank you all in advance, Karen Wright
PS. I am a PhD candidate at the University of New Mexico working on the
evolution of diet breadth in Melissodes.
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