From Washington University in St. Louis’ Behavioral Ecology, Biology 472 course led by Dr. Joan Strassmann, we’re seeing a hive of activity focused on articles about bees.
Here’s just a few of many noteworthy examples of what student editors have contributed to Wikipedia’s coverage of bees:
- Lasioglossum hemichalceum is a new article with 2,763 words drawing from 16 sources.
- Exoneura robusta is a new article with 2,405 words and eight sources.
- Lasioglossum zephyrum was expanded by 1,335 words and 18 sources, nominated for appearance on Wikipedia’s main page in the “Did You Know” section (compare to start).
- Xylocopa sulcatipes is a new article with 2,043 words from 10 sources.
- Eufriesea surinamensis is a new article with 1,548 words, an image, and a range map.
- Scaptotrigona postica is a new article with 1,478 words from 21 sources, three images, and a location map!
- Nannotrigona_testaceicornis is a new article with 1,288 words, 10 sources, and a map.
- Euglossa imperialis is a new article with 1,910 words, an image, and 17 unique sources.
- Apis nigrocincta was expanded by 1,400 words from eight sources.
- Bombus terrestris was expanded by 1,500 words from 24 sources, and now includes six images.
- Euglossa hyacinthina was expanded from a stub by 2,565 words, and was selected to appear in Wikipedia’s “Did You Know” section.
- Apis florea was expanded by 1,800 words.
Thanks to Dr. Joan Strassmann and all of the student editors who are increasing Wikipedia’s coverage of species information about bees.
Photo: “Zinnia elegans with Bombus 01” by Simon Koopmann – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 de via Wikimedia Commons.