Book review: Bumble bees of North America

The Prairie Naturalist



Bumblebee identification is generally considered straightforward, yet mistakes often are made due to the degree of similarity between the color patterns of different species. Bumble Bees of North America aims to improve the accuracy of identifications by both casual observers and professionals through the use of intuitive diagrams, descriptions, and the more technical dichotomous keys. In addition to providing the first complete field guide to North American bumblebees, the authors make efficient use of the reader’s attention by summarizing taxonomic history, favored food plants, and environmental issues concerning bumblebees.

Review info: Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide. By Paul H. Williams, Robbin W. Thorp, Leif L. Richardson & Sheila R. Colla, 2014. ISBN: 978-0691152226, 208 pp.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Book review: Bumble bees of North America
Series title The Prairie Naturalist
Volume 47
Issue 2
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Great Plains Natural Science Society
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 2 p.
First page 117
Last page 118
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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