The Voltage Gate

i-15eb81a23c3608c0e7b48b3ddf3b8988-bloggerbioblitzlogo_mini_nobirdy.jpgBetween upcoming graduation and finals this week, I’ve been a bit slow to do my share of the final counts from the Blogger Bioblitz (B3), but I finally found some time this morning.

First, some meta data:

Invertebrate species breakdown:

  • ARTHROPODS: 87+
    • Insects: 71+
      • Lepidopterans: 32+
      • Dipterans: 9+
      • Odontans: 9+
      • Hymenopterans: 7+
      • Hemipterans: 5+
      • Coleopterans: 3+
      • Collembolans: 2
      • Ephemeropterans: 2
      • Neuropterans: 1
      • Dictyopterans: 1
    • Arachnids: 10+
      • Aranaeans: 5+
      • Acari: 4+
      • Opiliones: 1
    • Diplopods: 1
    • Chilopods: 2
    • Malacostracans (isopods): 3
  • MOLLUSKS: 9+
    • Gastropods: 7+
    • Bivalves: 2+
  • ANNELIDS: 1+
  • PLATYHELMINTHES: 1

Grand total of invertebrate species: 98+

Great numbers so far for some of the hardest organisms to ID. Can’t wait to see plant and chordate data. I’ll have links as more data up as it comes in later this week, followed by (cross your fingers) maps and a grand total.

UPDATE: MT apparently doesn’t like the typical HTML hierarchy of bullets, so phylum names are in caps, class in bold and orders are normal.