The Bumblebee Project - SET 80

About the Project

The United States National Entomological Collection includes hundreds of thousands of specimens - plus valuable data for understanding how the world around us has changed over time. As part of Worldwide Engagement to Digitize Biocollections (WeDigBio), we are focusing on transcribing the labels of specimens of those very important pollinators: bumblebees. We have 11,048 bombus specimens and labels to transcribe and review; this is one of 21 remaining sets. Learn how to transcribe this project and get started now. This set contains locality information and placenames that have changed since the specimens were collected; check and add to this spreadsheet if you cannot find the location in Geonames. Bees are not optional - choose to make their specimens data more useful with WeDigBio!

Bumblebees are found in the Bombus genus (Hymenoptera: Apidae). They are social insects that feed on nectar and collect pollen to feed their young. The digitization of this project has been made possible with the generous support of Pixel Acuity, LLC. Please contact Jessica Bird, Department of Entomology, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions and thanks to all of you for your help.

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