Bees of Wisconsin Published
Attached is a very lovely new fauna. In this case the bees of Wisconsin. One of the very very few state or provincial lists of bees ever published.
Amy T. Wolf, and John S. Ascher. 2009. Bees of Wisconsin (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila). THE GREAT LAKES ENTOMOLOGIST 41: 129-168.
This is a model for everyone on what to publish when doing a regional fauna.
Go out and do good things.
Sam Droege sdroege@...
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
I'm going to go out and walk around a little,
because it's a nice day, in the seventies,
after a night where the temperature dropped
just below freezing. There isn't much here
in the anteroom of the self, I don't think,
so why should I go on investigating
what last night's dream meant, or the subtleties
of the numerology of the soul as evidenced
in cryptanalytical encodings in the poems
of Bertran de Montsegur? I'm out of here,
and off on a little walk in the neighborhood,
but first I'd like to tell you I appreciate
your letting me share. It meant a lot to me.
Quite candidly, I'm not sure what to do
on days like this, or any day, really.
It all runs together, into a place
the good seem to have occupied as their own
and spruced up so nicely others of us who aren't
so good, but not the worst of citizens,
can't help but feel a little out of pocket,
as the saying goes, and I for one would like
to reach into my pocket and pull out
the ruby medallion my mother gave to me,
which fell out of my coat into the grate
by the front tire of the bus I'd waited for
across the street from the Schubert Theatre
in Detroit in 1959. I'd say,
to anyone around inclined to listen,
here is a little something you can have.
I hope you like it. Why don't you just keep it
and give it to another good person some day.
Tell them it used to be Bertran's, who came here once
on a horse all spangled with rubies and golden bells.
P Bees are not optional (except in Antartica).
Attached is a note documenting the occurrence of additional bee species,
including exotics, for Illinois, mostly from urban sites:
Rebecca K. Tonietto and John S. Ascher. 2009. Occurrence of the Old World
bee species Hylaeus hyalinatus, Anthidium manicatum, A. oblongatum, and
Megachile sculpturalis, and the native species Coelioxys banksi,
Lasioglossum michiganense, and L. zophops in Illinois (Hymenoptera: Apoidea:
Colletidae, Halictidae, Megachilidae). THE GREAT LAKES ENTOMOLOGIST
John S. Ascher, Ph.D.
Bee Database Project Manager
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th St.
New York, NY 10024-5192
work phone: 212-496-3447
mobile phone: 917-407-0378