Checklist of Minnesota Buprestidae Appendix: Distributional Maps

  • Marie J Hallinen (Creator)
  • Jake Wittman (Creator)
  • Wayne P Steffens (Creator)
  • Jennifer L Schultz (Creator)
  • Brian H Aukema (Creator)



We utilized a biosurveillance sampling method, namely the use of the native ground-nesting hunting wasp Cerceris fumipennis, along with University of Minnesota Insect Collection (UMSP) records, to create a checklist for Buprestidae in Minnesota, USA. We examined 5,127 specimens with Minnesota localities, documenting 107 species. Of these, 37 new state records are noted, including 11 collected from C. fumipennis nesting sites between 2013 and 2018. Maps displaying the number of beetles for a given species caught in each county and the time passed since last collection (within 20 years) are provided here as an appendix.

Data consists of maps displaying the number of buprestid beetles for a given species caught in each Minnesota county, and the time passed since last collection (within 20 years). The submission also includes the spreadsheet and R script used to generate the maps.

Funding information
Sponsorship: MN Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund of the Legislative Citizens Commission on Minnesota Resources, project M.L. 2017 Chpt. 96 Subd. 06-06b; McLaughlin Gormley King (MGK) Fellowship, Department of Entomology 2017
Date made available2020
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data productionMay 15 1882 - Aug 16 2018

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