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» Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives (Megachilinae)
Subfamily Megachilinae - Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives
Keys to the insects of the European part of the USSR. Vol. I: Apterygota, Palaeoptera, HemimetabolaBy Bei-Bienko G.Y. (Ed.)
Leningrad: Zoological Institute. 935 pp., 1964
Taxonomy outdated; otherwise, a sound source with lots of useful info.
English version: Keys to the insects of the European USSR. (Keys to the fauna of the USSR no. 84) Jerusalem: Israel Program for Scientific Translations, 1967. 1214 pp.
Manual for identification of quarantine and other important pests of raw materials, stored products, and seedBy Mordkovich Ya.B., Sokolov E.A.
Kolos, Moscow, 384 pp., 1999
[In Russian; original title: Spravochnik-opredelitel' karantinnykh i drugikh opasnykh vreditelei syr'ya, produktov zapasa i posevnogo materiala]
The title is rather deceptive, as the illustrated keys cover only two insect orders (no mites, etc.), i.e. 400+ beetle species and ~160 spp. of lepidopteran larvae associated with stored products and seed worldwide, incl. many obscure species of no commercial relevance at all. Despite the outdated taxonomy, the book is helpful in providing valuable illustrations borrowed from authoritative sources, distribution and habitat/product data not found online elsewhere, and info on many beetle spp.