The Resource A guide to native bees of Australia, Terry Houston

A guide to native bees of Australia, Terry Houston

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A guide to native bees of Australia
Title
A guide to native bees of Australia
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Terry Houston
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Native bees of Australia
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eng
Summary
Thanks to the domesticated honeybee, bees are commonly perceived to be yellow and black striped insects that live in hives and produce honey. However, Australia's unassuming native bees are incredibly diverse in their appearance and habits. Some are yellow and black but others have blue stripes, are iridescent green or wasp-like. Some are social but most are solitary. Some do build nests with wax but others use silk or plant material, burrow in soil or use holes in wood and even gum nuts! "A Guide to Native Bees of Australia" provides a detailed introduction to the estimated 2000 species of Australian bees. Illustrated with stunning photographs, it describes the form and function of bees, their life cycle stages, nest architecture, sociality and relationships with plants. It also contains systematic accounts of the five families and 58 genera of Australian bees. Photomicrographs of morphological characters and identification keys allow identification of bees to genus level. Natural history enthusiasts and professional and amateur entomologists and beekeepers will find this an essential guide
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Houston, T. F.
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595.7990994
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federal national government publication
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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A guide to native bees of Australia, Terry Houston
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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vii, 272 pages
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9781486304066
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illustrations
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Label
A guide to native bees of Australia, Terry Houston
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781486304066
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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