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Bumble Bees of the Western United States
By Jonathan Koch, James Strange, and Paul Williams
U.S. Forest Service and the Pollinator Partnership
Cite: 721059
Scroll down to the 3rd item on this web page... to find links for either downloading the free PDF of "Bumble Bees of the Western United States", or for ordering a (color) hard-copy of the work from the "Pollinator Partnership" for $15.

This is a nice compact guide to western bumble bees. Includes discussion, photos, numerous dorsal-view color diagrams (illustrating variation), host plants, etc. for each of the 30 species covered. Also includes general discussion of bumble bee biology at the beginning of the text, and a key to species (for females only) at the end of the book.

Direct link here: http://w
Direct link here:

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/documents/BumbleBeeGuideWestern2012.pdf

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