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Indian Bumblebees

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key

By: Malkiat S Saini (Author), Rifat H Raina (Author), Harpreet Singh Ghator (Author)

248 pages, 60 plates with 442 colour photos and colour illustrations, 62 plates with b/w line drawings

Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

Hardback | Jan 2015 | #224497 | ISBN-13: 9788121108270
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NHBS Price: £105.00 $134/€125 approx

About this book

Language: English

Indian Bumblebees covers the first revisionary taxonomical work on Indian bumblebees, it deals with 48 species out of which an extensive detail of 37 species has been provided, Indian Bumblebees is an outcome of extensive and intensive collection surveys of all high altitude localities situated along the entire Himalayan belt and the hills of North-Eastern States. Features detailed identification keys, a good number of morphological illustrations, colored plates of population variations, many photographs of new host plants, and new collection localities.

Indian Bumblebees not only collates the hitherto scattered information on the taxonomic records of this genus, it also lays a very solid and stable foundation for the future workers intending to explore different aspects of these insects.


Contents

Preface
Introduction

1. Material and methods
2. Key to species females
3. Key to species males

Descriptions
1. B. asiaticus Morawitz, 1875
2. B. avinoveillus Skorikov, 1914
3. B. abnormis (Tkalcu) 1968
4. B. biroi Vogt, 1911
5. B. branickii (Radoszkowski, 1893)
6. B. breviceps Smith, 1852
7. B. cornutus Frison, 1933
8. B. eximius Smith, 1852
9. B. ferganicus Radoszkowski, 1893
10. B. festivus Smith, 1861
11. B. flavescens Smith, 1852
12. B. funerarius Smith, 1852
13. B. genalis Friese, 1918
14. B. grahami Frison, 1933
15. B. haemorrhoidealis Smith, 1852
16. B. himalayanus (Skorikov, 1914)
17. B. hypnorum (Linnaeus, 1758)
18. B. kashmirensis Friese, 1909
19. B. keriensis Morawitz, 1886
20. B. ladakhensis Richards, 1928
21. B. lemniscatus Skorikov, 1912
22. B. lepidus Skorikov, 1912
23. B. lucorum (Linnaeus, 1761)
24. B. luteipes Richards, 1934
25. B. melamurus Lepeleitier, 1836
26. B. miniatus Bingham, 1897
27. B. morawitzianus (Popov, 1931)
28. B. mirus (Tkalcu, 1968)
29. B. nobilis Friese, 1905
30. B. novus Frison, 1933
31. B. oberti Morawitz, 1883
32. B. parthenius Richards, 1934
33. B. personatus Smith, 1879
34. B. pressus Frison, 1935
35. B. pyrosoma Morawitz, 1890
36. B. rotundiceps Friese, 1916
37. B. rufofasciatus Smith, 1852
38. B. semenovianus Skorikov, 1914
39. B. sibiricus (Fabricius, 1781)
40. B. simillimus Smith, 1852
41. B. skorikovi Popov, 1927
42. B. subtypicus Skorikov, 1914
43. B. tanguticus Morawitz, 1887
44. B. trifasciatus Smith, 1852
45. B. tunicatus Smith, 1852
46. B. turneri Richards, 1929
47. B. waltoni Cockerell, 1910

Food preference
Recommendations
Abbreviations
Annexures
Bibliography
Index to the scientific names


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