Bee Specimens from a Malaise-Type Trap in Addison County, Vermont, USA

Sampling event
Latest version published by Vermont Center for Ecostudies on Apr 2, 2024 Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Publication date:
2 April 2024
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These are all the bees caught as bycatch in a homemade horsefly trap in a rural yard in Addison County, Vermont, USA. Specimens were removed daily with bees frozen and then later pinned, and identified as part of the Vermont Wild Bee Survey at the Vermont Atlas of Life.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Hardy S, Laramie D, Veit M, Milam J, Droege S (2024). Bee Specimens from a Malaise-Type Trap in Addison County, Vermont, USA. Version 1.13. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Samplingevent dataset.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 56622750-fb1c-45a0-9deb-d7d8f6fb412b.  Vermont Center for Ecostudies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF-US.




Spencer Hardy
  • Content Provider
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Project Coordinator
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Deborah Laramie
  • Originator
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Michael Veit
  • Originator
Joan Milam
  • Originator
Adjunct Research Fellow
University of Massachusetts,
Sam Droege
  • Originator
US Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Geographic Coverage

Near Snake Mountain, Addison County, Vermont, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [44.036, -73.316], North East [44.084, -73.264]

Taxonomic Coverage

wild bees

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2019-07-20 / 2021-09-18

Project Data

Title Vermont Atlas of Life
Identifier VAL
Study Area Description Vermont, USA
Design Description

The personnel involved in the project:

Kent McFarland

Sampling Methods

Detailed trap design can be found here:

Study Extent All specimens came from a two-tiered, homemade horsefly trap in a rural yard. Specimens were collected daily during peak horse and deer fly abundance (May - Sept) in 2019 - 2021. Specimens from May and June of 2019 were not retained, though many were recorded on
Quality Control Identifications done by Spencer Hardy, Michael Veit, Joan Milam, and Sam Droege

Method step description:

  1. Bees were frozen and later pinned and identified following procedures from the Vermont Wild Bee Survey.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 56622750-fb1c-45a0-9deb-d7d8f6fb412b