Bee Identification question

Sikes dss95002 at UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU
Fri Mar 27 15:23:20 CST 1998

Dear Taxacomers,

Drs. Greg Anderson (Dept. head, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
University of Connecticut) and Gabriel Bernadello (Department Head,
National University of Argentina) request help in identifying a single
bee specimen from the Juan Fernandez Islands.

The bee is the first non-ant hymenopteran reported from the island. It is
a potential pollinator of an endangered native plant that has no known
pollinators other than hummingbirds. Thus the bee could be very important
from both a biogeographic and plant reproductive biological perspective.

 Please reply to : bioadm4 at  (Jane O'Donnell, collection

Thank You,

Jane O'Donnell

Derek Sikes
Dept. of Ecology and Evol. Biology U-43
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269  USA

dss95002 at

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