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Biological Notes on Colletes compactus compactus and Its Cuckoo Bee, Epeolus pusillus
cite:1848076

Rozen, J., & Favreau, M. (1968). Biological Notes on Colletes compactus compactus and Its Cuckoo Bee, Epeolus pusillus (Hymenoptera: Colletidae and Anthophoridae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 76(2), 106-111. Retrieved July 5, 2020, from www.jstor.org/stable/25006105

Bees of the genus Colletes of Ontario
Romankova, T. A. T. I. A. N. A. (2003). Bees of the genus Colletes of Ontario (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Colletidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario, 134, 91-106.

cite:1847333

A revision of the genus Colletes in America North of Mexico (Hymenoptera, Colletidae)
Stephen, W. P. (1954). A revision of the genus Colletes in America North of Mexico (Hymenoptera, Colletidae). University of Kansas, Entomology.

Part 1 (150-248)
Part 2 (249-348)
Part 3 (349-448)
Part 4 (449-527)

Bees of the Genus Hylaeus of Ontario
cite:1860888

Papers on Vespinae
Papers on subfamily Vespinae from around the world.

Worldwide Yellowjacket Literature Library

The Vespinae of North America

Agnoli G.L., Rosa P. (2020) Database of Chrysididae (Chrysis.net website. Interim version 29 Aug. 2020)
a bounty of information and images; profiles [taken from(1)] of many genera present in our area can be found here (click 'Overview' under genus name)
interestingly, the fauna of Italy has more species that ours (259 vs 227)
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