This project is the result of an independent study that sought to use digitized museum data to generate high-quality occurrence-based species checklists. The checklist is accompanied by a key to apoid wasp genera of Ohio based upon the species records in the aforementioned checklist. 137 species in 50 genera and 3 families are included.
Abstract: Digitized museum records of wasps of the hymenopteran superfamily Apoidea were compiled and analyzed to obtain a count and list of species occurring in Ohio. A checklist including all apoid wasp species reported in Ohio is given. A key to included genera is also given.
This project was originally intended to serve as a proof of concept for a unified, updatable set of keys for insects over a large geographical range. Keys to the genera of sawflies and woodwasps of the eastern United States are given, and species keys are given for particularly-small taxa. Small profiles of taxon diversity, biology, and identification are also given. A checklist of genera is provided at the end.
The project is still in its early stages; version 1.0 lacks numerous components, but otherwise comprises a complete set of keys to all established symphytan genera at the time of publication. Planned future updates are included in the article.
A field-guide-style article detailing the single anaxyelid species and fifteen cephid sawfly species known in the continental United States. Keys to species, species range information, and a number of other details are given. A sample entry is given below. Last revised 18 September 2019.