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The Bees of the World

  title={The Bees of the World},
  author={Charles Duncan Michener},
In this extensive update of his definitive 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… Expand
The bees of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila), with notes on distribution, taxonomy, pollination, and natural history.
A rich bee fauna is documented that includes geographically-restricted species, rare and regionally-declining species, and economically-important species, providing information for ongoing conservation planning and future analysis of trends in bee populations. Expand
A survey and review of the status of wild bees in the West-Palaearctic region
It is suggested that former initiatives should be integral in developing the framework of a subregion-wide monitoring program for bees by suggesting that the state of the knowledge of bee diversity in the West-Palaearctic is reviewed. Expand
An Annotated List of Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apiformis) of Sri Lanka
the world (Michener 2000). They differ from sphecoid wasps, their closest relatives, by having branched hairs on the body and en enlarged hind basitarsus. As in the case of many other insect groups,Expand
The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes)
British Columbia is the most biologically diverse province in Canada, and its wide range of landscapes – particularly the dry valley bottoms and basins of the Columbia, Kootenay, Okanagan, Kettle,Expand
The Tropical Andean Bee Fauna (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apoidea), with Examples from Colombia
This first checklist of the tropical Andean bee species found above 2500 m is provided, with a particular emphasis on those in Colombia, where the data are strongest and the Apidae and Halictidae are the most speciose taxa of those families found at high elevations. Expand
The corbiculate bees arose from New World oil-collecting bees: implications for the origin of pollen baskets.
Fossil-calibrated molecular clocks, combined with a biogeographic reconstruction incorporating insights from the fossil record, indicate that the corbiculate clade arose in the New World and diverged from Centris 84 (72-95)mya. Expand
Insights into Bee Evolution: A Tribute to Charles D. Michener
This special issue of Apidologie is dedicated to Professor Charles D. Michener as a tribute to his contributions to the advancement of bee research. Expand
Wild Bees and Crop Pollination
In India much has been explored on various aspects on honey bees (Apis) such as their domestication, management and crop pollination, however, this is not true for non-Apis bees which also play an important role in the pollination of various crops and flowerings plants growing in the wild. Expand
Phylogeny and biology of neotropical orchid bees (Euglossini).
  • S. Cameron
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 2004
This review emphasizes areas in need of more study, particularly phylogeny, phylogeography, chemosensory ecology, and comparative behavior, and highlights how historical context can guide future research. Expand
The diversity and floral hosts of bees at the Archbold Biological Station, Florida (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)
The bee fauna of the ABS is mostly composed of species that occur through much of the southeastern Coastal Plain, combined with species that are widely distributed in eastern North America, including one exotic bee that appears to have come up from tropical Florida or the West Indies. Expand