While bumblebees seem to be a pretty well studied group of insects, weve run
into a few taxonomic grey areas in North America. The NAPPC Bumblebee task
force met last week and suggested we figure things out by using DNA barcoding
as we have this resource available to us. Below are species and geographic
areas where specimens (<10 years old) are most urgently needed. We only need
one or two specimens from various locations. If you have access to these
specimens and can spare a few, please contact me (Sheila Colla) at
or Cory Sheffield at corysheffield@...
-B. occidentalis and B. terricola
-Any representative bumblebee specimens from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the
Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma
-Any representative bumblebee specimens from Alaska, Northwest territories,
Yukon, Nunavut, northern Canadian provinces, Ellesmere Island etc.
Sheila Colla <scolla@...
Ph.D. Candidate (Biology)
Address: Biology Department
4700 Keele St.
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