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Common Bees of Eastern North America (Princeton Field Guides #151) (Paperback)

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The only portable full-color photographic guide to the most commonly seen bees east of the Mississippi River

Bees play a vitally important role in the pollination of native plants and agricultural crops around the globe. Common Bees of Eastern North America is the first species-level photographic field guide to the most commonly seen bees in the eastern United States and Canada. Identifying bees to species is challenging even for taxonomists. This book walks you through the process of bee identification using breathtaking high-resolution color photos that highlight the unique characteristics of each species, making identification easier. Full of essential facts about the natural history of these magnificent creatures, this is the must-have field guide for naturalists and backyard gardeners alike.
  • Covers 125 of the most commonly seen species in the eastern United States and Canada
  • Features 500 stunning close-up photos in full color
  • Shows multiple images for each species, with arrows highlighting key identifying marks
  • Provides silhouette images depicting the actual size of each species
  • Describes key identification features, size, phenology, floral preference, nesting, and related species
  • Includes a range map for every species
  • Contains a taxonomic key to the bee genera of the eastern United States and Canada

About the Author


Olivia Messinger Carril is an independent scholar who has been studying bees for more than two decades. Joseph S. Wilson is associate professor of biology at Utah State University and an expert on the evolution and ecology of bees and wasps. They are the authors of The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America's Bees (Princeton).


Product Details
ISBN: 9780691175492
ISBN-10: 0691175497
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Princeton Field Guides
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Created At: 10/19/2020 03:06am
Last Updated At: 8/1/2021 12:10am