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Bumble Bees of North America

An Identification Guide By Paul Williams, Robbin Thorp, Leif Richardson and Sheila Colla

More than ever before, there is a 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 colour photographs, diagrams, range maps, and graphs of seasonal activity patterns, this guide allows amateur and professional naturalists to identify all 46 bumble bee species found north of Mexico and to understand their ecology and changing geographic distributions. The book draws on the latest molecular research, shows the enormous colour variation within species, and guides readers through the many confusing convergences between species. It draws on a large repository of data from museum collections and presents state-of-the-art results on evolutionary relationships, distributions, and ecological roles. Illustrated keys allow identification of colour morphs and social casts. A landmark publication, Bumble Bees of North America sets the standard for guides and the study of these important insects.

Bumble Bees of North America

An Identification Guide

By Paul Williams, Robbin Thorp, Leif Richardson and Sheila Colla

Publisher

Princeton University Press

Year

2014

Edition

1st Edition

Binding

Paperback

Pagination

208

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