Anna Espinoza

Undergraduate Researcher

I am a sophomore entomology major from Lafayette, Louisiana. I have always been very interested in insects, and I was introduced to the wonders of native bees in high school when I volunteered to collect, clean, and pin bees for a USGS survey of bee diversity in remnants of Louisiana’s Cajun prairie. Shortly after coming to Cornell I began working in the Cornell University Insect Collection on Lepidoptera curation, and I joined the Danforth lab in January of 2019. I have worked on bee identification for the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey, mostly for the genera Osmia and Andrena, and I am currently working on Andrena systematics with Jessica Gillung. 

Research Interests

Bee diversity, phylogenetics, Andrena