North American Bee Collections (AMNH-BEE)

This collection is a snapshot of two projects. The first project is collections data from the Tri-Trophic Interactions ADBC Thematic Collections Network at the American Museum of Natural History The second collection consists of data from a bee PBI project. Data for both of these projects are being served on SCAN to provide added value to SCAN users. Although the American Museum of Natural History served as the lead institution for both of these projects, a number of institutions have collaborated in the digitization. Please download data-sets from the iDigBio portal , which serves as the primary portal for these data-sets.
Contact: John S. Ascher (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 June 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN
Access Rights: CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)
Collection Statistics
  • 370,171 specimen records
  • 365,154 (99%) georeferenced
  • 341,557 (92%) identified to species
  • 13 families
  • 366 genera
  • 5,173 species
  • 5,265 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371