Re: [beemonitoring] Open Lab at Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab, Beltsville, MD - Sept. 19th
- Dave, I have been working on bees in New Mexico. Our ranges probably
overlap quite a bit. I am working out of the Sevilleta. So far I have a
local key to morpho types of Dialictus and am working on a local key for
Anthophora. I have also gotten Melissodes to morphotype. All with the
help of Terry Griswold et al. I am up to over 150 species just from the
Sevilleta. I would love more material from the Chihuahuan especially
within New Mexico. If you ever get over to Albuquerque, I would like to
see what you have. Karen Wetherill
On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 David_r_smith@... wrote:
> I will be helping teach a course at the FWS NCTC in Shepherdstown that
> week and can possibly sneak away in the afternoon. I might take you up on
> staying at the house that night.
> When are you going to develop a bee ID class for the NCTC. There is an
> excellent aquatic insect class I took a few years ago. I haven't stopped
> keying insects since.
> Most important, when are you going to develop species keys for western
> bees. I am actively collecting them. I set pan traps when I go in the
> field then check them on my return, just like a rodent snaptrapline
> without having to worry about pinched fingers in traps.
> Talk to you later,
> Dave Smith
> U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
> 323 N. Leroux St., Suite 101
> Flagstaff, AZ 86001
> (928) 226-0614 x 109
> "Field data is the best cure for a precarious prediction" Dave Rosgen
Sam, Jim Mulrooney, jmulrooney@..., and I were talking last night. I am totally swamped trying to finish my thesis by Dec. and work 8-10 hours a day. But....when this is behind me, and I have some papers on state records, annonated checklist, etc., then he and I want to start something here at the Refuge on beemonitoring. We will be in touch, but it will most likely not happen until late summer '08. I do not have time to respond to any of the messages, but a lot of good stuff out there!! How I wish I could come to your workshop on the 19th!!! I have very few of my Las. (Dic.) species ided simply because I could not find anyone at the time to help me with them. I have several species that Drs. Mike Engel and C. Michener and I worked on one summer in Kansas, but I have tons that unidentified. I am not even sure as to how I am going to handle that many in my thesis at this point. Well, I do not mean to take up your time, I just wanted to let you know that we do plan on doing something here in MS. Have a great day and weekend. Bev
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