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The Solitary Bees : Biology, Evolution, Conservation

Author: Bryan N Danforth; Robert L Minckley; John L Neff; Frances Fawcett
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2019.
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The most up-to-date and authoritative resource on the biology and evolution of solitary beesWhile social bees such as honey bees and bumble bees are familiar to most people, they comprise less than 10 percent of all bee species in the world. The vast majority of bees lead solitary lives, surviving without the help of a hive and using their own resources to fend off danger and protect their offspring. This book draws  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1059253096
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan N Danforth; Robert L Minckley; John L Neff; Frances Fawcett
ISBN: 9780691189321 0691189323
OCLC Number: 1103605860
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Bee Phylogeny, Bee Diversity, and the Distinction between Solitary and Social Bees; 3. The Solitary Bee Life Cycle; 4. Alternative Male Mating Tactics: The Race to Be First and the Race to Be Last; 5. The Surprising Utility of Males; 6. Nest Architecture and Brood-Cell Construction; 7. The Tools of the Trade: Floral Rewards and How Bees Harvest Them; 8. Foraging and Provisioning Behavior; 9. The Microcosm of the Brood Cell: A Bestiary of In-Nest Mutualists 10. Brood-Parasitic (Cuckoo) Bees11. Non-Bee Parasites and Predators; 12. Bees and Plants: Love Story, Arms Race, or Something in Between?; 13. Solitary Bees and Agricultural Pollination; 14. Threats to Solitary Bees and Their Biological Conservation; 15. Epilogue: The Scala Naturae; Literature Cited; Subject Index; Taxonomic Index
Responsibility: Bryan N. Danforth, Robert L. Minckley, John L. Neff ; with original artwork by Frances Fawcett.
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The most up-to-date and authoritative resource on the biology and evolution of solitary bees which draws on new research to provide a comprehensive and authoritative overview of solitary bee biology,  Read more...

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"Finally, we have the definitive book on most of the world's bee species-the solitary bees. Danforth, Minckley, and Neff have written a book that is extremely well-informed, full of charming natural Read more...

 
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