Insect Specimens from Trap Nests deployed in Vermont, USA

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8 February 2023
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Records of insects that emerged from trap nests set to target cavity nesting bees at several sites in Vermont, USA during the summer of 2021.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Hardy S, Sefchick J, Bertrand J (2023): Insect Specimens from Trap Nests deployed in Vermont, USA. v1.0. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Samplingevent.


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Spencer Hardy
  • Metadata Provider
  • Author
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Judy Sefchick
  • Originator
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
Joe Bertrand
  • Originator
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [42.65, -73.608], North East [45.151, -71.279]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Insecta (Insects)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2021-04-30 / 2021-11-30

Project Data

Title Vermont Atlas of Live
Identifier VAL
Study Area Description State of Vermont
Design Description

The personnel involved in the project:

Kent Mcfarland

Sampling Methods

Trap designs varied. A commercially available "bee hotel" with bamboo tubes of various sizes was used in East Montpelier, while Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge traps were made from local plant stems and dimensional lumber with small holes drilled in the end.

Study Extent Traps were deployed at ~6 locations throughout Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge in the spring of 2021. An additional trap was set in East Montpelier, Vermont, USA in July of 2021.
Quality Control Specimens determined by Spencer Hardy

Method step description:

  1. Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge traps were brought into an unheated shop in November and later brought into a heated office where many of the bees emerged and escaped their individual containers, rending the specific trap location unknown. Filled tubes from the East Montpelier trap were brought indoors in April of 2022.

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