J. ent. Soc. Ont. Volume 146, 2015
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Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario
Volume 146, 2015
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T.M. Onuferko, R. Kutby, M.H. Richards. 2015. A list of bee species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) recorded from three municipalities in the Niagara region of Ontario, including a new record of Lasioglosum furunculum Gibbs (Halictidae) in Canada. J. ent. Soc. Ont. Volume 146: 3-22.
J. ent. Soc. Ont. Volume 146: 3-22
We carried out an extensive survey of bee species in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada, by sampling various sites within three municipalities from 2003 to 2013. The municipalities were St. Catharines, Port Colborne, and Wainfleet. Sampling mainly consisted of pan-trapping, but also included sweeping through vegetation and targeted collection from flowers. In the longest ongoing survey of a bee community to date in Canada, we collected 51,842 bee specimens comprising nearly 150 valid species, of which 30 were not previously recorded for the region. We also present the first record of the rare sweat bee species Lasioglossum furunculum Gibbs (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in Canada, which was previously known only from Massachusetts, United States of America.