A Guide to Native Bees of Australia



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A Guide to Native Bees of Australia
Terry Houston

'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, professional and amateur entomologists and beekeepers will find this an essential guide.

About the Author:
Terry Houston has studied Australian native bees for more than 50 years, both in the field and in state museum collections. He served as Curator of Insects at the Western Australian Museum in Perth for 34 years and, although retired, he continues his bee research there in an honorary capacity.

Dimensions: H 21.5cm x W 14.8cm

ISBN: 9781486304066

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

Publication Date: 2018

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 280