LEACOL - Coleção de Abelhas do Laboratório de Estudos sobre Abelhas

UFMA - Universidade Federal do Maranhão
Departamento de Biologia
Av. dos Portugueses, 1966, Baganga - CEP 65080-805
São Luís - MA - Brazil

Coleção de Abelhas da Universidade Federal do Maranhão / LEACOL-UFMA was initiated in 1984 from a reference collection of Meliponini donated by Prof. João M. F. Camargo. During the years 1982 and 1983 Prof. Camargo, remained at UFMA in the begining of the Biological course in this institution, with the Camargo Collection (RPSP - FFCLRP / USP) based in the Department of Biology of UFMA. In 1984 Prof. Camargo returned to Ribeirao Preto taking with him the RPSP collection, but leaving a reference collection of species of stingless bees of the region and other locations in Brazil. The goal was that those little collection was the landmark, from which we would increase the local fauna knowledge status, thus forming a reference collection of bees to the state of Maranhao. With the support of UFMA and other research institutions and some companies (FAPEMA, CNPq, CAPES, FINEP, MMA, VALE, ALUMAR), this collection has been increased over the years through various surveys of bees in different ecosystems of Maranhão.
Currently, this collection is estimated to comprise about 15,000 specimens of bees mounted on pins,
labeled and packed in entomological drawers arranged in sliding steel cabinet with capacity for 640 drawers. The emphasis of the collection is on species from the Maranhão state coming from the many performed inventories, as well as donations from other regions of the country. It is accredited as a faithful depository collection of samples of components of the genetic heritage by the CGEN also being integrated into the Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN).

Online since: 03/05/2016
Last update: 23/05/2019

Number of records

Total: 19,014
Online: 19,014
Georeferenced: 18,445
(by municipality: 512)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

Information about specimens housed in Coleção de Abelhas da Universidade Federal do Maranhão / LEACOL-UFMA are made available for access provided that the following terms and conditions are observed: explicit reference to information from LEACOL-UFMA obtained from this website shall be made in the 'Acknowledgements', the source of the data ought to be clearly indicated, and the curator in charge of the collection must be notified; all data, even if partial shall never be re-distributed without explicit written authorization from curator in charge. Reprints of any publication resulting from usage of information herein distributed shall be sent to LEACOL-UFMA. Researchers and their institutions are responsible for the proper usage of information. LEACOL-UFMA Collection bears no responsibility on the accuracy of specimens and accompanying data.

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Director or head of department:
Eduardo bezerra de Ameida Júnior
Patricia Maia Correia de Albuquerque
Ana Carolina Alves Malheiros Araújo
Ana Paula Marinho Cutrim
Luciano André Chaves Ferreira
Márcia Maria Corrêa Rêgo