Oregon Bee Atlas: native bee findings from 2018


  • Lincoln Best Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, 4017 Agricultural and Life Science Building, Corvallis, Oregon, USA 97331-7304 http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2379-6833
  • Christopher J Marshall Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University
  • Cody Feuerborn Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, 4017 Agricultural and Life Science Building, Corvallis, Oregon, USA 97331-7304
  • Sarah Kincaid Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, 4017 Agricultural and Life Science Building, Corvallis, Oregon, USA 97331-7304
  • Andony Melathopoulos Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, 4017 Agricultural and Life Science Building, Corvallis, Oregon, USA 97331-7304
  • Samuel V. J. Robinson Biological Sciences, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T3C 0G4




The Oregon Bee Atlas is a new volunteer-led effort to characterize the bee fauna of Oregon State by collecting, preparing, and databasing native bee species and capturing plant host records. In 2018, volunteers collected 11,044 bee specimens across 33 Oregon counties, representing 179 unique bee species, and 32 unique bee genera. Specimens were collected from a total of 310 unique flowering plant genera, resulting in one of the largest state-level databases of bee-host plant interactions. Volunteers produced valuable occurrence records for species poorly known for the State, and species of conservation concern. The 2018 efforts constitute a proof-of-concept of a specimen-focused volunteer native bee survey.


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How to Cite

Best, L., Marshall, C. J., Feuerborn, C., Kincaid, S., Melathopoulos, A., & Robinson, S. V. J. (2021). Oregon Bee Atlas: native bee findings from 2018. Catalog: Oregon State Arthropod Collection, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5399/osu/cat_osac.5.1.4647