Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide

Editor/Author Williams, Paul H., Thorp, Robbin W. and Richardson, Leif L., et.al.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-69-115222-6
Category: Animals & Veterinary Medicine
Image Count: 418
Book Status: Available
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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 naturalists to identify all 46 bumble bee species found north of Mexico and to understand their ecology and changing geographic distributions.

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Table of 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
  • Bombus vosnesenskii
  • Bombus caliginosus
  • Bombus vandykei
  • Bombus impatiens
  • Bombus bimaculatus
  • Bombus perplexus
  • Bombus vagans
  • Bombus sandersoni
  • Bombus jonellus
  • Bombus frigidus
  • Bombus mixtus
  • Bombus ternarius
  • Bombus huntii
  • Bombus sylvicola
  • Bombus melanopygus
  • Bombus bifarius
  • Bombus centralis
  • Bombus flavifrons
  • Bombus sitkensis
  • Bombus polaris
  • Bombus balteatus
  • Bombus neoboreus
  • Bombus hyperboreus
  • SHORT-CHEEKED BEES WITH A ROUNDED ANGLE ON THE MIDLEG
  • Bombus terricola
  • Bombus occidentalis
  • Bombus cryptarum
  • Bombus franklini
  • Bombus affinis
  • Bombus griseocollis
  • Bombus morrisoni
  • Bombus fraternus
  • Bombus crotchii
  • Bombus rufocinctus
  • MEDIUM- OR LONG-CHEEKED BEES WITH A SHARP ANGLE ON THE MIDLEG
  • Bombus fervidus
  • Bombus borealis
  • Bombus distinguendus
  • Bombus appositus
  • Bombus pensylvanicus
  • Bombus auricomus
  • Bombus nevadensis
  • HINDLEG (TIBIA) WITH THE OUTER SURFACE UNIFORMLY CONVEX AND DENSELY HAIRY (CUCKOO BUMBLE BEES, NO WORKERS)
  • Bombus citrinus
  • Bombus variabilis
  • Bombus insularis
  • Bombus bohemicus
  • Bombus suckleyi
  • Bombus flavidus
  • Identification Keys to Female and Male Bumble Bees, with Photos
  • Glossary
  • Additional Resources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Photo Credits