Dichotomous Keys to Bee Genera of Missouri and Eastern North America
The Pollinators Project of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), is pleased to announce the publication of eleven new dichotomous bee keys completed this year by Michael Arduser (Natural History Biologist, Missouri Department of Conservation).
Initially developed as part of a "Bees of Missouri" project that is now being expanded to include all species east of the Great Plains, the keys are all works-in-progress, and will be updated/improved/corrected as necessary. Each key can be downloaded as a PDF document from <http://www.nbii.gov/beekeys/>.
The NBII Pollinators Project <http://pollinators.nbii.gov/> supports efforts to increase access to information about the taxonomy, biology, ecology, conservation status, and threats to native pollinators, pollinator-dependent species, and pollinator habitats in the United States and abroad.
Please address any corrections/suggestions for the keys to Mike at <michael.arduser@...> and any comments regarding the Web page may be addressed to Elizabeth Sellers (Manager, NBII Pollinators Project) <esellers@...>.
Manager, NBII Pollinators Project
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