The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) - Occurrences Dataset

Latest version published by Royal Saskatchewan Museum on Jan 31, 2019 Royal Saskatchewan Museum

New bee species records for Canada and/or the province of British Columbia.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 207 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Sheffield CS, Heron JM (2019) The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes). Dataset/Species checklist. http://doi.org/

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Royal Saskatchewan Museum. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f9c49aed-ba4b-454e-b88a-cbe1fff5b2b6.  Royal Saskatchewan Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Cory Sheffiled
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Regina 2340 Albert Street S4P 2V7 Regina Saskatchewan CA 3067872850
https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/rsm/research/biology/cory-sheffield

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Cory Sheffiled
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Royal Saskatchewan Museum 2340 Albert Street S4P 2V7 Regina Saskatchewan CA 3067872850
https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/rsm/research/biology/cory-sheffield

Who filled in the metadata:

Cory Sheffiled
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Royal Saskatchewan Museum 2340 Albert Street S4P 2V7 Regina Saskatchewan CA 3067872850
https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/rsm/research/biology/cory-sheffield

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Cory Sheffiled
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Royal Saskatchewan Museum 2340 Albert Street S4P 2V7 Regina Saskatchewan CA 3067872850
https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/rsm/research/biology/cory-sheffield
Content Provider
Jennifer Heron
Invertebrate Conservation Specialist
British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy Suite 200 - 10428, 153rd Street V3R 1E1 Surrey British Columbia CA 6045865651

Geographic Coverage

Province of British Columbia, Canada

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.009, -138.999], North East [59.999, -114.302]

Project Data

British Columbia is the most biologically diverse province in Canada, and its wide range of landscapes – particularly the dry valley bottoms and basins of the Columbia, Kootenay, Okanagan, Kettle, and Similkameen River systems – make it ideal for many groups of Hymenoptera, including bees. With the exceptions of some generic- or family-level treatments, no comprehensive account of the bees of British Columbia has been published, although recent studies have indicated that more than half of Canada’s bee species may be found in the province, with many of these found nowhere else in the country. Here, we summarize the province’s bee fauna by providing a comprehensive annotated checklist of species. For each species, we indicate the ecozone(s) in which they are presentently known to occur, and we provide summary statistics and analyses to compare ecozones. We also summarize the growth in knowledge of the province’s bee species over time, and all species accounts for the province are accompanied by a list of supporting literature or data. Although we feel this list is comprehensive, it is likely that we have overlooked some published accounts, and additional undocumented species will show up. In total, we record 483 bee species from British Columbia, 37 of which are considered new to the province. Among these, 20 species are recorded as new to Canada, including: Andrena (Euandrena) misella Timberlake, Panurginus cressoniellus Cockerell, 1898 [Andrenidae], Lasioglossum (Dialictus) obnubilum (Sandhouse), L. (Evylaeus) argemonis (Cockerell), L. (Hemihalictus) glabriventre (Crawford), L. (Hemihalictus) kincaidii (Cockerell) [Halictidae], Osmia (Melanosmia) laeta Sandhouse, O. (Melanosmia) malina Cockerell, 1909, O. (Melanosmia) pulsatillae Cockerell, O. (Melanosmia) raritatis Michener, Anthidium (Anthidium) formosum Cresson, Dianthidium (Dianthidium) plenum plenum Timberlake, D. (Dianthidium) singulare (Cresson), Stelis (Stelis) ashmeadiellae Timberlake, S. (Stelis) calliphorina (Cockerell), Dioxys pomonae pomonae Cockerell, Megachile pugnata pomonae Cockerell [Megachilidae], Nomada crotchii Cresson, Melissodes (Eumelissodes) saponellus Cockerell, and Habropoda miserabilis (Cresson) [Apidae].

Title The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes)
Study Area Description British Columbia, Canada

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Cory Sheffield

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 10.5886/inga8z
https://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=bee-bc-sheffield-occurrence