Ecology and Natural History of Tropical Bees

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Cambridge University Press, May 29, 1992 - Science - 526 pages
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Humans have been fascinated by bees for centuries. Bees display a wide spectrum of behaviours and ecological roles that have provided biologists with a vast amount of material for study. Among the types observed are both social and solitary bees, those that either pollinate or destroy flowers, and those that display traits allowing them to survive underwater. Others fly mainly at night, and some build their nests either in the ground or in the tallest rain forest trees. This highly acclaimed book summarises and interprets research from around the world on tropical bee diversity and draws together major themes in ecology, natural history and evolution. The numerous photographs and line illustrations, and the large reference section, qualify this book as a field guide and reference for workers in tropical and temperate research. The fascinating ecology and natural history of these bees will also provide absorbing reading for other ecologists and naturalists. This book was first published in 1989.
 

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Page 436 - Carpenter. 1981. Observations on the nesting behavior of Megachile rubi and M. texana with a discussion of the significance of soil nesting in the evolution of megachilid bees (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae).
Page 437 - Busby. 1986. Floral neighborhood and pollination success in four hummingbird-pollinated cloud forest plant species. Ecology 67:449-64.
Page 422 - Alcock, J., EM Barrows, G. Gordh, LJ Hubbard, L. Kirkendall, DW Pyle, TL Ponder, and FG Zalom. 1978. The ecology and evolution of male reproductive behaviour in bees and wasps.
Page 439 - Colville (1980): Territorial behavior of Centris adani and its reproductive function in the Costa Rican dry forest (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae).
Page 440 - In WG D'Arcy and MD Correa A. (eds.). The botany and natural history of Panama: Labotanica e historia natural de Panama.
Page 422 - For. 44:37-42. 1982. Pollination of androdioecious Xerospermum intermedium Radlk. (Sapindaceae) in a rain forest. Biol. J. Linn. Soc.
Page 423 - Baker, HG, and I. Baker. 1979. Starch in angiosperm pollen grains and its evolutionary significance.
Page 439 - Futuyma, DJ 1983. Evolutionary interactions among herbivorous insects and plants, pp. 207-231. In: DJ Futuyma and M. Slatkin (eds.). Coevolution. Sinauer Assoc.

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