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    All: Attached is a file showing all the state of Maryland county records for bee species I have vetted to date. This is not, by any means a complete list, as
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 24, 2013

    All:

     

    Attached is a file showing all the state of Maryland county records for bee species I have vetted to date.  This is not, by any means a complete list, as there are many museums and publications with Maryland records yet to be investigated as well as jars of specimens from several projects by other researchers I have yet to sort.  However, the list is maturing and general patterns of rareness and commonness are now apparent at the level of the state.  Feel free to use these data, but be aware that almost all counties “should” have more than 200 species in them.  Clearly there is much field work to do compared to the well-organized affinity groups for birds, herps, Odonates, and butterflies in the diverse state of Maryland. 

    I am indebted to the many collectors, investigators, and photographers who have contributed their records and look forward to receiving more information from them in 2013.

     

    The following people and institutes contributed records for 2012

     

    A.H. Candall

    1

    A.H. Pottinger

    1

    Becky Loncosky

    33

    C.L. Marlatt

    1

    Carl Mantes

    1

    Carlton Walker

    2

    Cheyenne Owens

    19

    D.G. Shappirio

    1

    D.R. Smith

    1

    Dan Small

    13

    David Keane

    1

    Don Weber

    2

    Droege and Devalez

    1

    Edd Barrows

    50

    Fred Paraskevoudakis

    1

    G. Shedd

    4

    G.B. Edwards

    1

    Gary Hevel

    2

    Gaye Williams

    1

    Gene Scarpulla

    13

    H. Barber

    1

    H.L. Viereck

    2

    Heather Golden

    1

    J. Devalez

    6

    J.C. Bridwell

    1

    J.C. Crawford

    3

    J.R. Foster

    1

    Jack Walker

    2

    Jelle Devalez

    1

    Jen Frye

    23

    Jim Brighton

    6

    June Tveekrem

    1

    K. Lloyd

    1

    K.V. Krombein

    3

    L.O. Jackson

    1

    L.P.D. Traam

    1

    M. Turell

    19

    M. Youmans

    1

    M.J. Roberts

    1

    MD Department of Agriculture

    1

    Natalie Allen

    1

    Peter Osenton

    1

    R.C. Shannon

    1

    Richard Orr

    10

    Robert Oppenheimer

    1

    Sam Droege

    170

    Stephanie Kolski

    1

    Steve Westre

    19

    Thomas of Baltimore

    2

    W.L. McAtee

    1

    W.L. Morris

    1

    Warren Steiner

    1

    Zack Riegel

    1

     

     The species total is approximately 390 (several species need some further confirmation).  There are now 2339 Records county records.  The table below documents the total number of records for each county and the number that were new for 2012.

     

     

    Total

    2012

    County

     

    116

    95

    Allegany

     

    194

    8

    Anne Arundel

     

    119

    26

    Baltimore

     

    30

    3

    Baltimore City

     

    146

    0

    Calvert

     

    85

    21

    Caroline

     

    27

    6

    Carroll

     

    35

    9

    Cecil

     

    87

    8

    Charles

     

    109

    8

    District of Columbia

     

    70

    16

    Dorchester

     

    102

    71

    Frederick

     

    104

    14

    Garrett

     

    44

    16

    Harford

     

    111

    6

    Howard

     

    49

    28

    Kent

     

    168

    19

    Montgomery

     

    230

    9

    Prince George's

     

    103

    23

    Queen Anne's

     

    73

    48

    Somerset

     

    39

    1

    St. Mary's

     

    58

    1

    Talbot

     

    49

    0

    Washington

     

    45

    1

    Wicomico

     

    146

    22

    Worcester

    2339 Records

    There were 26 ”New” State Records

    Andrena gardineri – Female - May 22 2012 – Garrett County - Sam Droege – Several specimens netted in a wet meadow - A largely southern species, it is near the northern edge of its range here; occurs throughout the southern Appalachians and the Piedmont

    Bombus terricola - Female - July 8 2012 – Garrett County - Fred Paraskevoudakis – One specimen collected in a bog- A largely northern and declining species, most species to the south were collected in the Smokies

    Cemolobus ipomoeae – Female - July 12 2012 – Caroline County – Steve Westre – One specimen collected in a glycol trap in a sandy open field next to the Choptank River (Thank you Mike Price for lending your field) – A very rarely collected species, a specialist on native morning glories (Ipomoeae)

    Coelioxys moesta – Female – June 23 2002 – Garrett County – Maryland Department of Agriculture – One specimen collected in an Allison – Pike trap – An uncommon northern species

    Epeoloides pilosula – Male – May 7 1909 – Montgomery County - W.L. McAtee – Plummer’s Island, specimen located in the National Collection at the Smithsonian – Only a handful of specimens have been collected in the last 10 years

    Holcopasites heliopsis – Female – September 9 2012 – Anne Arundel County – Jelle Devalez – Netted in an old sand pit along the Patuxent River – An amazing record of a prairie nest parasite of Calliopsis species whose nearest record is from Illinois, interestingly, the host as reported by Hurd is Calliopsis nebraskensis, there are no known records of this host species in Maryland, however, there are records from northern NJ, NY, and Connecticut from what appear to be the New York City area so this species should be looked for regionally on Verbena,  pictures are up on our Flickr site

    Hylaeus georgicus – Male – April 15 2012 – Dorchester County – Sam Droege – Netted off of willow alongside the road – One of only a few recent records of this very rare species east of the Mississippi, pictures up on our Flickr site        

    Lasioglossum abanci – Female – March 16 2012 – Prince George’s County – Sam Droege- A difficult to identify species, with likely more specimens to be found as we learn to identify them

    Lasioglossum arantium - Female – July 7 2012 – Worcester County – Jen Frye – Collected in bowl traps in old dune systems – Identified by Rob Jean and Jason Gibbs

    Lasioglossum cinctipes – Female – Spring 2012 – Prince George’s County – Don Weber – Collected in bowl traps in research agriculture fields of the Beltsville Agriculture Research Center

    Lasioglossum fattigi – Female – June 20 1993 – Allegany County - Edd Barrows – Collected in Green Ridge State Forest using malaise traps in Shale Barrens

    Lasioglossum leucocomum – Female - April 14 2012 – Somerset County – Sam Droege – Collected in bowl traps, this is a recently resurrected species that would have been called Lasioglossum pilosum in the past, more specimens from the sandy areas of the state are expected

    Lasioglossum oenotherae – Sex unknown published in draft revision of black Lasioglossum groups by Jason Gibbs – Prince George’s county – No dates published

    Lasioglossum raleighense/batya – Female – April 17 2009 – Worcester County – Jen Frye – I have yet to see this specimen and it may actually be L. batya which was split from L. raleighense in a recent revision

    Lasioglossum taylorae – Female – April 8 2012 – Prince George’s County – Sam Droege – A recently described species, likely more specimens will be found

    Lasioglossum timothyi – Female – May 10 2012 – Anne Arundel County – Sam Droege – Another recently described species with more records likely to come

    Melitta eickworti – Male – May 26 1972 – Montgomery County – K.V. Krombein – Plummer’s Island – Specimen seen in the National Collection at the Smithsonian

    Nomada tiftonensis – Male – September 9 1916 – Washington D.C. – H.L. Viereck – Kalmia Road Specimen seen in the National Collection at the Smithsonian

    Osmia caerulescens – Female – June 20 1912 – Montgomery County – H. Barber – Plummer’s Island found in the National Collection at the Smithsonian – Numerous specimens in the National Collection (not yet cataloged) indicate that this alien species was of regular occurrence 100 years ago and is now seemingly absent from the area

    Panurginus polytrichus – Female – May 19 2009 – Worcester County – Jen Frye – Identified by Rob Jean from bowl trap collections on ancient dune systems

    Paranthidium jugatorium – Male – July 9 2012 – Allegany County – Sam Droege – An uncommon species collected off of woodland sunflowers along roadsides

    Perdita bradleyi – Male – March 30 2009 – Worcester County – Jen Frye – Collected in bowl traps by Jen Frye and identified by Rob Jean from bowl traps on ancient dune systems

    Pseudopanurgus labrosiformis – Female – September 9 2012 – Anne Arundel County - Sam Droege – A rare species collected in an old sand pit along the Patuxent River

    Pseudopanurgus virginicus – Male – June 17 1950 – Washington D.C.  - D.G. Shappirio – A rare species found in the National Collection at the Smithsonian and identified by John Ascher

    Sphecodes confertus- Female – March 30 2009 – Worcester County – Jen Frye - Collected in bowl traps by Jen Frye and identified by Rob Jean from bowl traps on ancient dune systems

    Sphecodes mandibularis – Female – May 19 2009 – Worcester County - Jen Frye - Collected in bowl traps by Jen Frye and identified by Rob Jean from bowl traps on ancient dune systems

     

    Notes regarding the attached file.

    In the counties tab:

    Red “x”s indicate a record first documented in 2012.

    Yellow boxes indicate a record from the literature, but the specimen not yet checked.

    In the sightings tab is information about the specifics of each record



    sam


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    How can one be orderly with this?
    It's like counting leaves in a garden,
    along with the sound notes of partridges,
    and crows.
    Sometimes organization
    and computation become absurd.
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