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  • becky_loncosky@nps.gov
    Hello Alison, Here at Catoctin Mountain Park in northern Maryland there is a good population of spring beauties. I even did some collecting of bees in an area
    Message 1 of 9 , Mar 9, 2010
    Hello Alison,

    Here at Catoctin Mountain Park in northern Maryland there is a good
    population of spring beauties. I even did some collecting of bees in an
    area where there are a lot of spring beauties using bowls. I have not IDéd
    the bees from that group yet, so I can't tell you if the bee you are
    interested in was among those collected. Feel free to contact me if you
    are interested in pursuing a research permit.

    Becky Loncosky
    Biologist
    Catoctin Mountain Park
    6602 Foxville Road
    Thurmont, MD 21788
    301 416 0536




    Alison Parker
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    Hello,

    I'm a graduate student studying Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) and
    it's specialist pollinator, Andrena erigeniae. I'm working in various
    locations this year, and would like to add to the list. If you know of a
    location that has a large population and/or high density of spring
    beauties, I'd really appreciate hearing about it! In particular, I am
    interested in relatively intact locations that would be conducive to
    fieldwork (state parks, reserves, etc), and I'm especially interested in
    populations in Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, or southern Ontario.

    Thanks very much,
    Alison


    Alison Parker
    PhD student, Thomson lab
    University of Toronto
    25 Harbord Street
    Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada
  • Cory Sheffield
    I have identified a good series of bees (Andrena erigeniae) collected in Malaise traps in Algonquin over the last 3 seasons. ________________________________
    Message 2 of 9 , Mar 9, 2010
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      I have identified a good series of bees (Andrena erigeniae) collected in Malaise traps in Algonquin over the last 3 seasons.



      From: Sheila Colla <scolla@...>
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      Sent: Tue, March 9, 2010 3:10:44 PM
      Subject: RE: [beemonitoring] Spring beauty locations?

       

      Hi,


      There were good populations at Algonquin Park last spring (around the hiking trails along Hwy 60).  I was there looking out for B. terricola.  I'm sure there are even better populations in more remote regions of the park as well.

      Sheila R. Colla
      Website:www. savethebumblebee s.com







      To: beemonitoring@ yahoogroups. com
      From: alisonjparker@ gmail.com
      Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 15:07:59 -0500
      Subject: [beemonitoring] Spring beauty locations?

       
      Hello,

      I'm a graduate student studying Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) and it's specialist pollinator, Andrena erigeniae. I'm working in various locations this year, and would like to add to the list. If you know of a location that has a large population and/or high density of spring beauties, I'd really appreciate hearing about it! In particular, I am interested in relatively intact locations that would be conducive to fieldwork (state parks, reserves, etc), and I'm especially interested in populations in Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, or southern Ontario.

      Thanks very much,
      Alison


      Alison Parker
      PhD student, Thomson lab
      University of Toronto
      25 Harbord Street
      Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada




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    • H
      Alison- The Bee Lab in Logan only has one bee databased from collections off of *C. virginica*. I have observed from a very limited collecting experience in
      Message 3 of 9 , Mar 10, 2010
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        Alison- The Bee Lab in Logan only has one bee databased from collections off of C. virginica. I have observed from a very limited collecting experience in the east that where you find C. virginica you will find A. erigeniae.

        I've inclued a excell sheet of the lab's sole record of collection from C. virginica as well as all of the locality data from GBIF's portal.

        All the best,
        Ike




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        On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Alison Parker <alisonjparker@...> wrote:
         

        Hello,

        I'm a graduate student studying Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) and it's specialist pollinator, Andrena erigeniae. I'm working in various locations this year, and would like to add to the list. If you know of a location that has a large population and/or high density of spring beauties, I'd really appreciate hearing about it! In particular, I am interested in relatively intact locations that would be conducive to fieldwork (state parks, reserves, etc), and I'm especially interested in populations in Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, or southern Ontario.

        Thanks very much,
        Alison


        Alison Parker
        PhD student, Thomson lab
        University of Toronto
        25 Harbord Street
        Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada


      • H
        Now for the attachment....
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        Now for the attachment....


        On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:35 AM, H <hikerd@...> wrote:
        Alison- The Bee Lab in Logan only has one bee databased from collections off of C. virginica. I have observed from a very limited collecting experience in the east that where you find C. virginica you will find A. erigeniae.

        I've inclued a excell sheet of the lab's sole record of collection from C. virginica as well as all of the locality data from GBIF's portal.

        All the best,
        Ike




        HW Ikerd
        Hikerd@...
        435-227-5711 (Google Voice)
        435-797-2425(work)





        On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Alison Parker <alisonjparker@...> wrote:
         

        Hello,

        I'm a graduate student studying Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) and it's specialist pollinator, Andrena erigeniae. I'm working in various locations this year, and would like to add to the list. If you know of a location that has a large population and/or high density of spring beauties, I'd really appreciate hearing about it! In particular, I am interested in relatively intact locations that would be conducive to fieldwork (state parks, reserves, etc), and I'm especially interested in populations in Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, or southern Ontario.

        Thanks very much,
        Alison


        Alison Parker
        PhD student, Thomson lab
        University of Toronto
        25 Harbord Street
        Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada



      • Joe Metzger
        Alison, There are good populations of Spring Beauty at Great Falls Park in northern VA and also across the Potomac in the Carderock area of the C & O Canal in
        Message 5 of 9 , Mar 11, 2010
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          Alison,
           
                    There are good populations of Spring Beauty at Great Falls Park in northern VA and also across the Potomac in the Carderock area of the C & O Canal in MD. I'm sure there are other parks in the Washington area which have good populations as well. You might check "Finding Wildflowers in the Baltimore Washington Area" by Cris Fleming and Marion Lobstein for additional locations. This is a little more than an hour away from Catoctin Mountain Park which Becky recommends.
           
                    I'm also curious why you call Andrena erigeniae, a specialist pollinator of Spring Beauty. It's specific name would imply that it pollinates Harbinger of Spring (Erigenia bulbosa) which blooms over a much shorter period and earlier than Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica). Harbinger of Spring can be found at the two parks I've mentioned above and they are sometimes associated with Spring Beauty but Spring Beauty blooms over a much longer period and usually starts a little later.
           
                                                  Joe Metzger
           

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          Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 15:39:48 -0500
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          [Attachment(s) from becky_loncosky@... included below] Hello Alison,

          Here at Catoctin Mountain Park in northern Maryland there is a good population of spring beauties. I even did some collecting of bees in an area where there are a lot of spring beauties using bowls. I have not IDéd the bees from that group yet, so I can't tell you if the bee you are interested in was among those collected. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in pursuing a research permit.

          Becky Loncosky
          Biologist
          Catoctin Mountain Park
          6602 Foxville Road
          Thurmont, MD 21788
          301 416 0536


          Alison Parker
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          Hello,

          I'm a graduate student studying Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) and it's specialist pollinator, Andrena erigeniae. I'm working in various locations this year, and would like to add to the list. If you know of a location that has a large population and/or high density of spring beauties, I'd really appreciate hearing about it! In particular, I am interested in relatively intact locations that would be conducive to fieldwork (state parks, reserves, etc), and I'm especially interested in populations in Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, or southern Ontario.

          Thanks very much,
          Alison


          Alison Parker
          PhD student, Thomson lab
          University of Toronto
          25 Harbord Street
          Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada






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        • Jack Neff
          This is almost certainly one of the many cases where a bee was named for the plant it was first collected on, rather than something it was actually host
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            This is almost certainly one of the many cases where a bee was named for the plant it was first collected on, rather than something it was actually host specific to.  Calliopsis helianthi is an oligolege of Euphorbiaceae, not sunflowers; Andrena astragali is  a specialist on Zigadenus, not Astragalus and so forth.

            best

            Jack
             
            John L. Neff
            Central Texas Melittological Institute
            7307 Running Rope
            Austin,TX 78731 USA
            512-345-7219



            From: Joe Metzger <jmetzger50@...>
            To: BeeMonitoring <beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com>
            Sent: Thu, March 11, 2010 4:56:27 AM
            Subject: RE: [beemonitoring] Spring beauty locations?

             

            Alison,
             
                      There are good populations of Spring Beauty at Great Falls Park in northern VA and also across the Potomac in the Carderock area of the C & O Canal in MD. I'm sure there are other parks in the Washington area which have good populations as well. You might check "Finding Wildflowers in the Baltimore Washington Area" by Cris Fleming and Marion Lobstein for additional locations. This is a little more than an hour away from Catoctin Mountain Park which Becky recommends.
             
                      I'm also curious why you call Andrena erigeniae, a specialist pollinator of Spring Beauty. It's specific name would imply that it pollinates Harbinger of Spring (Erigenia bulbosa) which blooms over a much shorter period and earlier than Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica). Harbinger of Spring can be found at the two parks I've mentioned above and they are sometimes associated with Spring Beauty but Spring Beauty blooms over a much longer period and usually starts a little later.
             
                                                    Joe Metzger
             





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