Bumblebees (Naturalists' Handbook No. 6)
This new edition embraces the wealth of information published on all British species (including Bombus hypnorum). Covers life history, ecology, foraging, parasites and conservation in recent years.
Includes a new chapter on the very real threats to bumblebees, their crucial role as pollinators of our native flora and crops, ways to promote their survival, and the advantages and problems posed by their commercial use.
- ISBN: 9781907807060
- Author(s): Oliver E Prys-Jones, Sarah A Corbet
- Stock Code: 7807060
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: MCBC
- Pages: 130
- Published: 2011
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Written by Steven Falk, professional naturalist and conservationist with over forty years' experience of working with bees Illustrated with over 1,000 colour and black & white artworks by Richard Lewington, one of Europe's leading insect artists Stunning photographs of living insects as seen in the wild 234 up-to-date distribution maps Comprehensive introduction to bee classification, ecology, field techniques and recording, a full glossary, and information on how to separate the sexes and distinguish bees from other insects Introductions to families and genera, describing key characters and life histories Detailed species descriptions covering field and microscopic characters, similar species, variants, flight season, habitat, flowers visited, nesting habits, status & distribution, and parasites & associates.