Museum Bembicid [= Nyssonid] Holdings - (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Spheciformes)
Compiled by Douglas Yanega, Oct. 2004
The UCR Entomology Research Museum has long been home to an extensive collection of bees and sphecoid wasps, thanks to the efforts of a great many collectors, most notably among them P.H. Timberlake, others such as K. Cooper, J. Hall, M. Irwin, and E. Schlinger, and more recent collections by G. Ballmer and D. Yanega. At present, the only portion of this collection that has been completely curated and is now up-to-date is the Bembicidae (sometimes called Nyssonidae). The total number of taxa in this family is 217 determined to species (out of a total global diversity of 1815) and 44 genera (out of 84), and a small number of undetermined taxa, mostly exotic, including at least 10 newly-discovered, undescribed species from the US and Mexico. The list below only gives taxa determined to species, unless the only holdings of a genus are undetermined.