I recently ran across the Hymenoptera Online database and the attendant Specimage database for Hymenoptera collections associated with the Ohio State faculty and C. A. Triplehorn Insect Collection. It contains a good deal of worldwide material on bees and has information down to the species level. Something worth exploring.
Joe Cora, who works with the database writes the following:
"Hymenoptera Online is a database-driven web application containing
extensive information of Hymenoptera, in particular parasitoid
Hymenoptera, including specimen-based distributions, literature
references along with digitized publications, specimen images, taxonomic
relationships and more."
"Specimage is a web-based image management system designed to facilitate
storing and linking specimen images to actual specimens through unique
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