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Field guide to the common bees of California : including bees of the Western United States

Author: Gretchen LeBuhn
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: California natural history guides, 107.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an overview of native and honey bee biology and offers tools for identifying the most common bees of California and the Western United States. This title highlights bees' ties to our own  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Identification guides
Identification
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gretchen LeBuhn
ISBN: 9780520272835 0520272838 9780520272842 0520272846
OCLC Number: 838792272
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 175 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: An introduction to bees --
What are bees? --
Importance of bees --
Bee diversity --
Bee morphology --
Bee life cycles --
Evolution of social behavior : social versus solitary bees --
Parasites and robbers --
Other parasites and predators --
Nesting --
Pollination basics --
Ecosystem services and bees --
Conservation of bees and other pollinators --
Studying bees --
Identifying bees --
Bee family and genus accounts --
Plasterer or polyester bees (Family Colletidae) --
Yellow-faced bees or masked bees (Genus Hylaeus) --
Polyester bees or digger bees ()Genus Colletes) --
Sweat bees (Family Halictide) --
Sweat bees (Genus Halictus) --
Green sweat bees (Genus Agapostemon) --
Sweat bees (Genus Lasioglossum) --
Sweat bees (Genus Dufourea) --
Cuckoo bees (Genus Sphecodes) --
Mining bees (Family Andrenidae) --
Digger bees or miner bees (Genus Andrena) --
Panurgine bees (Genus Panurginus) --
Miner bees (Genus Perdita) --
Leaf-cutter bees or Mason bees (Family Megachilidae) --
Resin bees or Mason bees (Genus Dianthidium) --
Carder bees (Genus Anthidium) --
Large Leaf-cutter bees (Genus Megachile) --
Small Leaf-cutter bees or Mason bees (Genus Osmia) --
Leaf-cutter bees (Genus Ashmeadiella) --
Mason bees (Genus Hoplitis) --
Mason bees (Genus Heriades) --
Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey bees (Family Apidae) --
Honey bees (Genus Apis) --
Squash bees (Genus Peponapis) --
Habropoda bees (Genus Habropoda) --
Cuckoo bees (Genus Nomada) --
Mining bees (Genus Nomada) --
Bumble bees (Genus Bombus) --
Long-horned bees or Sunflower bees (Genus Diadasia --
Long-horned bees (Genus Melissodes) --
Large Carpenter bees (Genus Xylocopa) --
Small Carpenter bees (Genus Ceratina) --
Long-horned bees (Genus Eucera) --
Long-horned bees (Genus Tetraloniella) --
Cuckoo bees (Genus Triepeolus) --
Appendix 1. Bee families and genera found in California.
Series Title: California natural history guides, 107.
Responsibility: text by Gretchen LeBuhn ; illustrations by Noel B. Pugh.

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