Colletes research

The bee genus Colletes comprises almost 500 described species. With an estimated total of 700 species, it is one of the major bee genera of the world.

The main components of this project are:
  • to study the taxonomy and systematics of Colletes bees
  • to understand the phylogeny and distribution history of this genus
  • to examine the floral relationships of Palaearctic Colletes species

Entomology project staff: