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The bees in your backyard : a guide to North America's bees / Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia Messinger Carril.

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McIntosh Public Library 595.799 WIL (Text) 33500013149208 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780691160771
  • ISBN: 0691160775
  • Physical Description: 288 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. Is this a bee? ; Bee names ; The bee lifecycle ; Where do bees live? ; Bee sociality ; What do bees eat? ; A bee's enemies ; A bee's body ; How to study bees ; Identifying bees ; Key to the chapters of this book ; Appreciating bees -- Promoting bees in your neighborhood. Bees as pollinators ; Providing habitat ; Providing food -- Andrenidae. Identification tips (Andreninae ; Protandrenini and Panurgini ; Perditini ; Calliopsis ; Oxaeinae) -- Colletidae. Identification tips (Colletinae ; Hylaeus ; Diphaglossinae) -- Melittidae. Identification tips -- Halictidae. Identification tips (Agapostemon ; Halictus ; Lasioglossum ; Augochlorini ; Nomiinae ; Rophitinae) -- Megachilidae. Identification tips (Lithurginae ; Osmia ; Hoplitis ; Other Osmiini ; Anthidium ; Other Anthidiini ; Megachile) -- Apidae. Identification tips (Xylocopa ; Ceratina ; Exomalopsini ; Emphorini ; Common Eucerini ; Peponapis and Xenoglossa ; Other Eucerini ; Anthophorini ; Centris ; Bombus ; Apis Mellifera ; Euglossa) -- Pollen thieves. Identification tips (Cuckoo bees : Apidae ; Cuckoo bees : Halicitidae ; Cuckoo bees : Megachilidae) -- Appendix: Guide to the pronunciation of bee names.
Summary, etc.:
This book provides an introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering tips for telling them apart in the field. The book features more than 900 color photos of the bees living all around us -- in our gardens and parks, along nature trails, and in the wild spaces between. It describes their natural history, including where they live, how they gather food, their role as pollinators, and even how to attract them to your own backyard. Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, it gives detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America, describing key identification features, distributions, diets, nesting habits, and more.
Author Notes

Joseph S. Wilson is assistant professor of biology at Utah State University and has been studying bees and wasps for more than a decade. Olivia Messinger Carril received her PhD in plant biology from Southern Illinois University and has been studying bees and the flowers they visit for nearly twenty years.

Subject: Bees > North America.
Bees > North America > Identification.
Bee culture > North America.
Honeybee > North America.
Bumblebees > North America.
Bees > North America.
Bees > North America > Identification.
Bee culture.
North America.
Genre: Illustrated works.

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