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First map of bee species around the globe

ScienceDaily (November 19, 2020 )

Titre : First map of bee species around the globe

There are more species of bees in the Northern Hemisphere than the Southern and more in arid and temperate environments than in the tropics.

ScienceDaily (November 19, 2020 )

Résumé
There are over 20,000 species of bee, but accurate data about how these species are spread across the globe are sparse. However, researchers have now created a map of bee diversity by combining the most complete global checklist of known bee species with the almost 6 million additional public records of where individual species have appeared around the world.

Descriptif
There are over 20,000 species of bee, but accurate data about how these species are spread across the globe are sparse. However, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on November 19 have created a map of bee diversity by combining the most complete global checklist of known bee species with the almost 6 million additional public records of where individual species have appeared around the world. The team’s findings support that there are more species of bees in the Northern Hemisphere than the Southern and more in arid and temperate environments than in the tropics.

Story Source  : Cell Press

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