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Bumble bees of North America : an identification guide

Author: Paul Williams; Robbin W Thorp; Leif Richardson; Sheila Colla
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
More than ever before, there is widespread interest in studying bumble bees and the critical role they play in our ecosystems. Bumble Bees of North America is the first comprehensive guide to North American bumble bees to be published in more than a century. Richly illustrated with color photographs, diagrams, range maps, and graphs of seasonal activity patterns, this guide allows amateur and professional  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Field guides
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Paul (Paul Hugh).
Bumble bees of North America.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013945435
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Williams; Robbin W Thorp; Leif Richardson; Sheila Colla
ISBN: 9781400851188 1400851181 130641427X 9781306414272
OCLC Number: 870087071
Awards: Winner of RUSA Outstanding Reference Sources Award 2015
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Observing bumble bees --
Attracting bumble bees --
Bumble bee forage guide by ecoregion --
Maps and seasonal activity --
Bumble bee decline and conservation --
Threats to bumble bees --
Natural enemies --
Mimicry --
Distinguishing bumble bees from other insects --
Bumble bee names and classification --
How to use this book to identify bumble bee species --
Species accounts --
Square-or long-cheeked bees with a rounded angle on the midleg --
Short-cheeked bees with a rounded angle on the midleg --
Medium- or long-cheeked bees with a sharp angle on the midleg --
Hindleg (tibia) with the outer surface uniformly convex and densely hairy (cuckoo bumble bees, no workers).
Other Titles: Bumblebees of North America
Responsibility: Paul H. Williams, Robbin W. Thorp, Leif L. Richardson & Sheila R. Colla.


A guide to North American bumble bees. It focuses on the molecular research that shows the enormous color variation within species, and guides readers through the many confusing convergences between  Read more...


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Winner of a 2015 Outstanding Reference Sources Award, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association "A very helpful guide for any one interested in bumble bees."--Amanda Read more...

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