3041Colletes titusensis - "Missing" species found ... in Titusville!
- Nov 20, 2013All:After looking through specimens from Cape Canaveral National Seashore from their past year's collections. I found 1 specimen of a male C. titusensis collected in a bowl trap in March in an area that they recently had burned. This species was on the list of "missing" species in Eastern North America published last year. To be on that list you, as a bee, had to not have been collected or seen by anyone in the last 20 years. Most of the species had always been rare and this was the case with this Colletes.The specimen was collected at a site that must have been quite close to the original collection locality for the species as the nearest town to Cape Canaveral is Titusville. I am hoping the park will look for this species this coming spring for more specimens and do some investigating so as to at least understand its pollen preferences which would inform their vegetation management for the species.More information on this bee and the other interesting species there in the attached report.Pictures of the bee are located at:sam--Bees are Not OptionalOng là không bắt buộc