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Author Williams, Paul (Paul Hugh), author.

Title Bumble bees of North America : an identification guide / Paul H. Williams, Robbin W. Thorp, Leif L. Richardson & Sheila R. Colla.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  595.799 WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  595.799 W726    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  595.799 WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  595.799 WIL    Check Shelf
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 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  595.799 WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
Description 208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 203) and index.
Contents 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) -- Identification keys to female and male bumble bees, with photos.
Summary 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.
Subject Bumblebees -- United States -- Identification.
Bumblebees -- Canada -- Identification.
Bumblebees -- United States -- Geographical distribution.
Bumblebees -- Canada -- Geographical distribution.
Added Author Thorp, Robbin W., 1933-
Richardson, Leif.
Colla, Sheila.
Added Title Bumblebees of North America
ISBN 9780691152226 (pbk.) : $24.95
0691152225 (pbk.)
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