Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab - US-CA-MX - Bees (USGS-PWRC-US-CA-MX)

Species occurrence records for native and non-native bees, wasps and other insects collected using mainly pan, malaise, and vane trapping; and insect netting methods in Canada, Mexico, the non-contiguous United States, U.S. Territories (specifically U.S. Virgin Islands), and U.S. Minor Outlying Islands. Some records also contain notes regarding plants or substrates from which insects were collected or that were present and/or in flower at the time the insects were collected. Unless otherwise noted, taxonomic determinations (identifications) were completed by Sam Droege (USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - PWRC).
Contact: Sam Droege (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 August 2016
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Collection Statistics:
  • 260,950 specimen records
  • 259,724 (100%) georeferenced
  • 212,825 (82%) identified to species
  • 76 families
  • 243 genera
  • 1,140 species
  • 1,144 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371