Re: [beemonitoring] Be on the lookout for Pseudoanthidium nanum right now
Re: [beemonitoring] Be on the lookout for PseudoanthidiumAbout a month ago, Sam wrote:
That seems odd, what about Anthidium oblongatum?
From: Doug Yanega <dyanega@...> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 08/24/2011 09:24 PM Subject: Re: [beemonitoring] Be on the lookout for Pseudoanthidium nanum right now Sent by: email@example.com
I've seen large numbers of these in malaise samples from around
Seneca Lake in upstate NY, from fall of last year.
Doug YanegaI finally tracked down the malaise samples in question, extracted a few of the weird anthidiines, and Sam is correct: these are Anthidium oblongatum. Comparing them directly to images of Pseudoanthidium, the abdominal bands are more closely spaced, especially distally, than I had recalled them being. So much for having a *perfect* photographic memory...I'll try to get some of these mounted, labeled, and in our database so the records are online.Good call, Sam!
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