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Genus Anthidium - Woolcarder Bees


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
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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 Solitary Bees - Biology, Evolution, Conservation
By Bryan N. Danforth, Robert L. Minckley, John L. Neff
Princeton University Press, 2019
A book I've been waiting for has arrived at my door.
Princeton introduction

Collecting bees in southern Texas.
By Cockerell, W.P.
Journal of the New York Entomological Society 25(3): 187–193., 1917
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Cockerell, W.P. 1917. Collecting bees in southern Texas. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 25(3): 187–193.

New records and range extensions of several species of native bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) from Mississippi
By Katherine Parys, Terry Griswold, Harold W. Ikerd, Michael Christopher Orr
Biodiversity Data Journal. 2018 May 17;(6), 2018

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).