Sunday, June 18, 2017

Checklist of the Bees of British Columbia, 2017, Now Available

Thanks to the extensive scientific work of entomologists Cory Sheffield and Jennifer Heron, a checklist of the Bees of British Columbia is now available on E-Fauna BC. This includes all genera of bees found in the province, including Colletes, Hylaeus, Andrena, Osmia and Bombus.  This checklist will eventually be replaced by one that will include a detailed introduction to the bees by these authors. 

E-Fauna BC presently provides several checklists for the Order Hymenoptera, including those for ants, bumblebees, speciform wasps, spider wasps, and yellow jackets and paper wasps.  However, we do not yet provide checklists for all groups in the Hymenoptera.

View checklists on our checklists page.

We are grateful for the support of the following scientists in building this section on E-Fauna BC:  Rob Cannings, Jennnifer Heron, Rob Higgins, Staffan Lindgren, Chris Ratzlaff, Scott Russell, and Cory Sheffield.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

More Birds of BC--2017

Thanks to continuing efforts by BC bird expert Rick Toochin and his co-authors Don Cecile, Louis Haviland, Allan Russell, and John Toochin, twenty-one more articles on rare bird species in BC are now available on E-Fauna BC.  These include articles on Blue-footed Booby, Mexican Violetear, Pink-footed Goose, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Purple Sandpiper, Black Vulture and Eurasian Kestrel.  These are detailed expert-prepared articles that document all reported occurrences of these rare species in BC, their overall biogeography, and much more. 

To view the many bird articles that Rick and his co-authors have written , visit our articles page.

Stay tuned for more articles, coming soon.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2017 Checklist of the Spiders of BC now available

Thanks to the continuous efforts of BC spider experts, the new 2017 Checklist of the Spiders of BC is now available, and is  posted on E-Fauna BC.

This work, by Robb Bennett, David Blades, Gergin Blagoev, Don Buckle, Claudia Copley, Darren Copley, Charles Dondale and Rick C. West, now documents 859 species of spiders in the province, a significant increase from the last edition of the list. The associated map showing collecting sites shows just how much field work these folk have put into this research.

Read the detailed introduction and view the list here: