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Species Anthidium manicatum - European Wool-carder Bee

 
 
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Wool carder bees of the genus Anthidium in the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): diversity, host plant associa...
By Victor H. Gonzalez , Terry L. Griswold
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 168(2), pp. 221–425, 2013
This is an outstanding reference covering New World members of the genus Anthidium.

The full title is:

"Wool carder bees of the genus Anthidium in the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): diversity, host plant associations, phylogeny, and biogeography"
The 200+ page revision can be:

1) Freely viewed online at the URL:   https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/168/2/221/2433440/Wool-carder-bees-of-the-genus-Anthidium-in-the  

The Pollen-Collecting Bees of the Anthidiini of California (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
By Grigarick, A. A. and L. A. Stange
Bulletin of the California Insect Survey, University of California, 1968
    Full Text

Text of 113 pages, with 41 maps and 227 figures at the end of the paper.

Phylogeny of the bee family Megachilidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) based on adult morphology
By Gonzalez V.H., Griswold T.L., Praz C.J., Danforth B.N.
Syst. Entomol. 37: 261-286, 2012

The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America's Bees.
By Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia J. Messinger Carril
Princeton University Press, 2015
A wonderfully written, richly and attractively illustrated book, mostly with the authors' own excellent images!
This is a wonderful introduction to North America's over 4000 native bee species. The title page's photos communicate at once the great diversity of our bee fauna.
A MUST for everyone who wants to learn about the bees that have evolved with our flora, as well as a useful reference for professionals.

Field Guide to the Common Bees of California
By Gretchen LeBuhn & Noel B. Pugh
University of California Press, 2013
Text by Gretchen LeBuhn, illustrations by Noel B. Pugh.

A useful guide for learning about the common California bee taxa.

174 pp. (including index).

California Bees & Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists
By Gordon G. Frankie, Robbin W. Thorp, Rollin E. Coville, Barbara Ertter
Heyday (in collaboration with the California Native Plant Society), Berkeley, California, 2014
Info on this book, its focus, and its authors, can be found at this Univ. of Calif. Extension link.

The book, including index, is 294 pages. The initial 8 chapters (126 pp.) focus on ecology, natural history, and family-by-family profiles of California bee taxa. Chapter 9 (pp. 127-144) addresses flowers and their relationship to bees. The remainder of the book focuses how to make home and other gardens more bee friendly to promote healthy and diverse urban/suburban bee populations. There are many fine photos.

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A taxonomic key to mature larvae of cleptoparasitic bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)
By Rozen J.G., Jr.
Am. Mus. Novitates 309: 1-27, 2001

Principal sunflower bees of North America with emphasis on the southwestern United States
By Hurd P.D., LaBerge W.E., Linsley E.G.
Smiths. Contr. Zool. 310, 1980
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