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The bees of the world

Author: Charles D Michener
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In extensive introductory sections, Michener examines the evolution of bees from wasps, the relations of the families of bees to one another, the evolution of bees in relation to that of flowering plants, the nesting behavior of solitary and social bees, and the structure of immature and adult bees. Drawing on these considerations as well as the fossil record, he speculates on the attributes of the protobee, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bestimmungsbuch
Classification
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles D Michener
ISBN: 0801861330 9780801861338
OCLC Number: 41387576
Description: xiv, 913 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: New Names --
What Are Bees? --
The Importance of Bees --
Development and Reproduction --
Solitary versus Social Life --
Floral Relationships of Bees --
Nests and Food Storage --
Parasitic and Robber Bees --
Body Form, Tagmata, and Sex Differences --
Structures and Anatomical Terminology of Adults --
Structures and Terminology of Larvae --
Bees and Sphecoid Wasps as a Clade --
Bees as a Holophyletic Group --
The Origin of Bees from Wasps --
Classification of the Bee-Sphecoid Clade --
Bee Taxa and Categories --
Methods of Classification --
The History of Bee Classifications --
Short-Tongued versus Long-Tongued Bees --
Phylogeny and the Proto-Bee --
The Higher Classification of Bees --
Fossil Bees --
The Antiquity of Bee Taxa --
Diversity and Abundance --
Dispersal --
Biogeography --
Reduction or Loss of Structures --
New and Modified Structures --
Family-Group Names --
Explanation of Taxonomic Accounts in Sections 36 to 119 --
Some Problematic Taxa --
The Identification of Bees --
Key to the Families, Based on Adults --
Notes on Certain Couplets in the Key to Families (Section 33) --
Practical Key to Family-Group Taxa, Based on Females --
Family Stenotritidae --
Family Colletidae --
Subfamily Colletinae --
Subfamily Diphaglossinae --
Tribe Caupolicanini --
Tribe Diphaglossini --
Tribe Dissoglottini --
Subfamily Xeromelissinae --
Tribe Chilicolini --
Tribe Xeromelissini --
Subfamily Hylaeinae --
Subfamily Euryglossinae --
Family Andrenidae --
Subfamily Alocandreninae --
Subfamily Andreninae --
Subfamily Panurginae.
Responsibility: Charles D. Michener.
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A comprehensive worldwide treatment of all groups of bees - 1200 genera and subgenera, including more than 16,000 species. In introductory sections, the author examines the evolution of bees from  Read more...

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