Bombus cockerelli paper in print
- Hi, all. I've sent a message to most of the folks who helped me on this (including some readers here), but this is a good place to put out a general notice about my publication on the bumblebee with the distinction of the smallest known range of any species worldwide - only a fraction of the historical range of B. franklini (which may now be extinct, so its effective range is possibly now zero). I don't know if cockerelli is the rarest Bombus in the world, but that's because I doubt anyone could agree on how to objectively measure rarity. All I can say is that there are only 34 known specimens, none of them males, and I suspect that at least puts it in contention.
Yanega, D. 2013. The status of Cockerell’s Bumblebee, Bombus (Pyrobombus) cockerelli Franklin, 1913 (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Southwestern Entomologist 38(3): 517-522.
You may or may not be able to get the text here: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3958/059.038.0313
I have yet to hear from the publisher, remarkably, so I'm not sure if I'm allowed to distribute a PDF or not.
-- Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314 skype: dyanega phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's) http://cache.ucr.edu/~heraty/yanega.html "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82
Dear Bee listerv
My university system unfortunately doesn’t have access to this book chapter.
STATISTICAL ECOLOGY (NICHE OVERLAP INDICES, CHAPTER 10) by LUDWIG AND REYNOLDS 1988.
I would appreciate if anyone could please send me the required chapter?
MUDSSAR ALI (Ph. D Scholar)
Department of EntomologyBahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan