The Natural History Of Bees; Comprehending The Uses And Economical Management Of The British And…

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byJames Duncan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840. Excerpt: ... 260 FOREIGN BEES. Besides the Apis Mellifica, or common domestic bee of Europe, and the genera Bombus and Apathus, or humble-bees in their several species, there are numerous other kinds of the social Apidae to be met with in different and distant regions of the earth, of which some notice may be acceptable to our readers. We must premise, however, that the present state of our knowledge of this portion of natural history is very imperfect and unsatisfactory, drawn, as it must necessarily be, from the accounts of travellers, to whom it was a subject of very inferior interest, and whose descriptions of the insects are generally so indistinct, that it is nearly impossible to determine to what families they respectively belong. But before proceeding to give some account of the bees domesticated in different parts of the world, which in general are pretty nearly related to the Honey Bee, it may not be improper to make our readers acquainted with a few interesting exotic forms which claim a closer affinity to the tribe last treated of. The genus Euglossa, to which we shall first advert, has many properties in common with the Humble Bees. As in them the hinder tibiae terminate in two spines, and the females are provided with a spoonshaped expansion for collecting honey. They differ from Bombus and Anathus in having the labrum square, the false proboscis nearly as long as the body, and the labial pulpi terminating in a point formed by the two last joints. All the species are exotic, and apparently confined to South America. Several of them are nearly glabrous, (such as E. dentata, and cordata,) in this respect deviating materially from the external aspect usually associated with the peculiar structure which they exhibit. EUGLOSSA SURINAMENSIS. Plate XIX. Fig 1. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840. Excerpt: ... 260 FOREIGN BEES. Besides the Apis Mellifica, or common domestic bee of Europe, and the genera Bombus and Apathus, or humble-b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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