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Bees of Australia : A Photographic Guide - James Dorey

Bees of Australia

A Photographic Guide

Paperback Published: 1st October 2018
ISBN: 9781486308491
Number Of Pages: 232

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Discover the beauty and diversity of Australia's native bees.

Bees are the darlings of the insect world. It is a joy to see these insects hard at work, peacefully buzzing from flower to flower. Many people recognise the worth of bees, as well as that they face multiple threats. But very few know about the diversity and importance of our native bee species. There are an estimated 2000 to 3000 bee species in Australia, yet we know very little about the vast majority of these and there are many that are yet to be described.

Bees of Australia introduces some of our incredible native bees, many of which, if you look closely, can be found in your own garden. Open this book wherever you like or read it from cover to cover. The combination of photography and contributions from some of Australia’s leading bee researchers allows anyone to become enthralled by our native bees. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking closer at every flower that you pass in search of our wonderful native bees.

About the Author

James Dorey is undertaking a PhD on the evolution, taxonomy and ecology of Australian native bees at Flinders University, Adelaide. His stunning macro photographs have been published in books and magazines, and have been honoured in national and international photography competitions. He is amazed at the hidden diversity of bees.

A treasure!

5

This is a beautiful collection of ultra close photos of nature's little wonders.

Sydney

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OUTSTANDING BOOK ON NATIVE BEES

5

The book was purchased as a birthday gift for a neighbour who has just started up a beehive. She has commented several times in conversation about native bees. My own interest is in Ants but bees are truly fascinating social insects. I had a good look at the contents of the book before wrapping it and it was very impressive.

ex Mount Barker

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Beautiful & informative

5

Stunning book, really one of a kind . Very informative yet easy to follow and the amazing imagery just pops off those pages. If you wanna learn about the significance of bees or just look at extremely detailed close up shots of many gorgeous species, this is definitely the book for you! Also works great as a reference in the field.

Melbourne

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Amazing photography and informative

5

This is a beautifully photographed book. It would suit a home gardener looking to see the smaller things in the garden. Informative and a delight to view. Would make a great gift.

Adelaide

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Amazing product for anyone who loves bees & great photos

5

Amazing book with great photos of the bees. I especially love the scale that is on the pages to show just how small some of the bees really are. It's very informative. I would highly recommend.

Adelaide

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Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 New South Wales
Amegilla (Asaropoda) bombiformis
Megachile ustulata
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta
Undescribed Leioproctus (Exleycolletes) sp.
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) lithuscum
Hylaeus (Macrohylaeus) alcyoneus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium
Leioproctus (Exleycolletes) cristatus
Exoneura sp.
Thyreus nitidulus
Why are bees important? By James Dorey
2 Queensland
Austroplebeia australis
Palaeorhiza (Cnemidorhiza) disrupta
Megachile abdominale
Braunsapis sp.
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) ruficeps
Euryglossina (Microdontura) mellea
Megachile apicata
Tetragonula carbonaria
Hylaeus (Gnathoprosopis) albonitens
Megachile aurifrons
Australian native bees as crop pollinators by Tobias J. Smith
3 Victoria
Homalictus punctatus
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) plumosus
Hylaeus (Gnathoprosopoides) philoleucus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) veronicae
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp.
Amphylaeus (Amphylaeus) morosus
Pachyprosopis (Pachyprosopis) haematostoma
Nomia (Paulynomia) aurantifer
Euryglossina (Euryglossina) hypochroma
Apis mellifera
Threats to Our Bees by Matthew Elmer
4 Western Australia
Amegilla (Notomegilla) chlorocyanea
Hylaeus (Euprosopis) husela
Homalictus dampieri
Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) parvula
Callohesma flavopicta
Austroplebeia essingtoni
Exoneura sp.
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) obtusatus
Thyreus waroonensis
Nomia (Hoplonomia) rubroviridis
Social behaviour of bees by Tim Heard
5 South Australia
Brachyhesma houstoni
Homalictus urbanus
New Exoneura sp.
Hylaeus (Euprosopis) honestus
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum
Euryglossa adelaidae
Pachyprosopis (Pachyprosopula) kellyi
Brachyhesma sp.
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica
Exoneura sp.
How to find native bees by James Dorey
6 Tasmania
Heterohesma clypeata
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) perhumilis
Paracolletes (Paracolletes) crassipes
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) amabilis
Exoneura (Inquilina) sp.
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) quadratus
Bombus terrestris
How to attract native bees to your garden by Megan Halcroft of Bees Business
7 Northern Territory
Brachyhesma perlutea
Braunsapis sp.
Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) maiellus
Hyleaus (Euprosopis) elegans
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) ochroma
Lipotriches (Austronomia) sp.
Meroglossa torrida
Xanthesma (Xanthesma) flava
8 Museums
The Importance of Museums by Michael Batley
Ctenocolletes smaragdinus
Megachile (Schizomegachile) monstrosa
Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) aruana
Palaeorhiza varicolor
Quasihesma gigantica
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) hemichalceum
Amegilla (Asaropoda) dawsoni
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus
Hyleoides zonalis
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ISBN: 9781486308491
ISBN-10: 148630849X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st October 2018
Publisher: CSIRO AUSTRALIA
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 22.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.86

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