Book review: Bumble bees of North America
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 Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Book review: Bumble bees of North America|
|Series title||The Prairie Naturalist|
|Publisher||Great Plains Natural Science Society|
|Contributing office(s)||Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|