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The Resource The bees of the world, Charles D. Michener

The bees of the world, Charles D. Michener

Label
The bees of the world
Title
The bees of the world
Statement of responsibility
Charles D. Michener
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this update of his reference, Charles D. Michener reveals a diverse fauna that numbers more than 17,000 species and ranges from the common honeybee to rare bees that feed on the pollen of a single type of plant. With many new facts, reclassifications, and revisions, the second edition of The Bees of the World provides the most comprehensive treatment of the 1,200 genera and subgenera of the Apiformes. Included are hundreds of updated citations to work published since the appearance of the first edition and a new set of fossil bees." "The book begins with extensive introductory sections that include bee evolution, classification of the various bee families, the coevolution of bees and flowering plants, nesting behavior, differences between solitary and social bees, and the anatomy of these amazing insects. Drawing on modern studies and evidence from the fossil record, Michener reveals what the ancestral bee - the protobee - might have looked like. He also cites the major literature on bee biology and describes the need for further research on the systematics and natural history of bees, including their importance as pollinators of crops and natural vegetation. The greater part of the work consists of a treatment of bee systematics, with keys for identification to the subgenus level. For each genus and subgenus, Michener includes a brief natural history describing geographical range, number of species, and noteworthy information pertaining to nesting or floral biology."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Michener, Charles Duncan
Dewey number
595.79/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL566
LC item number
.M53 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bees
  • Bees
  • Apoïdés
  • Bees
  • Bienen (Familie)
  • Systematik
  • Bienen (Familie)
  • Systematik
Label
The bees of the world, Charles D. Michener
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 833-904) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
About bees and this book -- What are bees? -- The importance of bees -- Development and reproduction -- Solitary versus social life -- Floral relationships of bees -- Nests and food storage -- Parasitic and robber bees -- Body form, tagmata, and sex differences -- Structures and anatomical terminology of adults -- Structure and terminology of immature stages -- Bees and sphecoid wasps as a clade -- Bees as a monophyletic group -- The origin of bees from wasps -- Classification of the bee-sphecoid clade -- Bee taxa and categories -- Methods of classification -- The history of bee classifications -- Short-tongued versus long-tongued bees -- Family-level phylogeny and the proto-bee -- The higher classification of bees -- Fossil bees -- The geological history of bees -- Diversity and abundance -- Dispersal -- Biogeography -- Reduction or loss of structures -- New and modified structures -- Family-group names -- Explanation of taxonomic accounts in section 36 to 121 -- Some problematic taxa -- The identification of bees -- Key to the families, based on adults -- Notes on certain couplets in the key to families -- Practical key to family-group taxa, based on females -- Family stenotritidae -- Family colletidae -- Family andrenidae -- Family halictidae -- Family melittidae -- Family megachilidae -- Family apidae
Control code
ocm70660080
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xvi, 953 pages, 20 pages of plates
Isbn
9780801885730
Lccn
2006023201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)70660080
Label
The bees of the world, Charles D. Michener
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 833-904) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
About bees and this book -- What are bees? -- The importance of bees -- Development and reproduction -- Solitary versus social life -- Floral relationships of bees -- Nests and food storage -- Parasitic and robber bees -- Body form, tagmata, and sex differences -- Structures and anatomical terminology of adults -- Structure and terminology of immature stages -- Bees and sphecoid wasps as a clade -- Bees as a monophyletic group -- The origin of bees from wasps -- Classification of the bee-sphecoid clade -- Bee taxa and categories -- Methods of classification -- The history of bee classifications -- Short-tongued versus long-tongued bees -- Family-level phylogeny and the proto-bee -- The higher classification of bees -- Fossil bees -- The geological history of bees -- Diversity and abundance -- Dispersal -- Biogeography -- Reduction or loss of structures -- New and modified structures -- Family-group names -- Explanation of taxonomic accounts in section 36 to 121 -- Some problematic taxa -- The identification of bees -- Key to the families, based on adults -- Notes on certain couplets in the key to families -- Practical key to family-group taxa, based on females -- Family stenotritidae -- Family colletidae -- Family andrenidae -- Family halictidae -- Family melittidae -- Family megachilidae -- Family apidae
Control code
ocm70660080
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xvi, 953 pages, 20 pages of plates
Isbn
9780801885730
Lccn
2006023201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)70660080

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