Faunal composition and species richness differences of bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) from two north American regions

@article{Minckley2011FaunalCA,
  title={Faunal composition and species richness differences of bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) from two north American regions},
  author={Robert L. Minckley},
  journal={Apidologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={39},
  pages={176-188}
}
Host breadth and global bee species diversity are thought to be linked. Areas where bee species richness is greatest have a greater proportion of oligolectic species and fewer social species. I compared the bee faunas of two North American regions (one mesic, one xeric) and two nearby habitats (riparian and desert scrub). Species richness is greater in the xeric than in the mesic North American region. Despite strongly bimodal bloom in the xeric region and continuous bloom in the mesic region… CONTINUE READING

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