• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

BioBlitz Series - Beetle (Coleoptera) Blitz

 
A researcher kneels to check his sweep net for specimens.

Researchers sampled many different habitats during the Beetle Blitz.

NPS/John Kelly

From July 15 to 18, 2005, 55 people spent 2,242 hours collecting, sorting, pinning, and identifying beetles found on the Schoodic Peninsula portion of Acadia National Park. The final total is 310 species in 45 families—13% of the 2,286 species known from Maine. Forty-eight of these species (15% of the total species taken during the blitz) had never previously been reported from Maine. Researchers estimate that the blitz identified approximately 60 species never before recorded in Acadia National Park.

 
 
 

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