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P. E. Hallett (2011) Farmed Solitary Bees & Wasps, Data Set (generations 1997-2008) >
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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30673

Authors: Hallett, Peter
Keywords: Nest label, nest descriptions, binomial scientific species names, species group names, generic names.
Issue Date: 29-Apr-2011
Abstract: A major workbook. The several pages associate arcane letter strings with better names. Examples: A 'nest label' (e.g., db, a mnemonic to myself for 'mud bee') is associated with a scientific species name (Osmia lignaria) or its 3-letter abbreviation (olA, derived from the species initials in lower case and a tie breaking capital letter to allow for the possibility of a future species with the same initials). In this system generic names are abbreviated by single lower case letters and two tie breaking capitals (e.g. aAA for the sphecid wasp Auplopus). Species groups are confusable nests, usually but not always of the same genus (e.g., mAB for the few Megachile leaf-cutter bees in this project that roll leaves, as distinct to chewing them to a paste or 'mastic', or using resin). Diagnostic features of nests are indicated. Causes of loss are listed and arbitrarily coded with capital letters (e.g., -CH for the Cuckoo Wasp genus Chrysis and -SF for summer failure, i.e., an attempted emergence without the usual overwintering that failed).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30673
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