Acmaeodera (Buprestidae) in bee bowls and a new guide to the Eastern species
In the East we can get quite a slug of Acmaeodera buprestid beetles in our bowls in the spring. With the help of Chuck Bellamy and Norm Woodley I have put together a guide to the 6 species that occur east of the Mississippi.
You can check out the guide at:
No pictures yet, but they are coming at some point.
Frank Parker has told me that this group also shows up regularly in the West where they are very species rich. I would be interested in hearing from others on this list as to their impressions and experiences with this group. Do you see many of them, are they common, do you think they would be worth tracking in a monitoring program along with bees, etc.?
Sam Droege Sam_Droege@...
w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
BARC-EAST, BLDG 308, RM 124 10300 Balt. Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705
The frog in the well knows nothing of the great ocean.
- I get a few, but not high numbers. I pin most of them up when I find
them. If anyone is interested in them, they can have them. I would
appreciate duplicates returned for our voucher collection if they are
identified to species. I collect on the Sevilleta National Wildlife
Refuge, south of Albuquerque and work out of the Museum of Southwestern
Biology at the University of New Mexico. Cheers, Karen