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University of Arizona Insect Collection ASDM Bee Collection (UA-ASDM)

This collection holds the records for approximately 30,000 pinned bee specimens collected and curated by scientists and volunteers at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum across the Tucson Basin in southern Arizona.  Many of the specimens were collected as part of long-term pan-trap surveys. These specimens are deposited in the University of Arizona Insect Collection.

Administrator: Kim Franklin,
Administrator: Wendy Moore, (ORCID #: 0000-0003-4441-6203)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c71b9f99-bdee-4e14-9fee-2eeeea692dd7
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
University of Arizona Insect Collection ASDM Bee Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: c71b9f99-bdee-4e14-9fee-2eeeea692dd7) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-05-24).
Collection Statistics
  • 132 specimen records
  • 119 (90%) georeferenced
  • 131 (99%) with images (131 total images)
  • 21 (16%) identified to species
  • 5 families
  • 22 genera
  • 13 species
  • 13 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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