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Tribe Osmiini - Mason bees and relatives

 
 
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The North American bees of the genus Osmia
By G.A. Sandhouse
Mem. Ent. Soc. Wash. 1: 1-167, 1939
Full text viewable online and downloadable as pdf, but only one page at a time.

A Revision of the Genus Ashmeadiella (Hymen., Megachilidae)
By Michener, Charles D.
The American Midland Naturalist. 22(1): 1-84, 1939
Available online at JStor

The Megachiline Bees of California (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
By Paul D. Hurd, Jr., and Charles D. Michener
University of California Press, 1955
Bulletin of the California Insect Survey Vol. 3 FULL TEXT

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.

 
 
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