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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

JAMES H. CANE (JIM)

Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Progeny of Osmia lignaria from distinct regions differ in developmental phenology and survival under a common thermal regime - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T., Cane, J.H., Trostle, G. 2014. Progeny of Osmia lignaria from distinct regions differ in developmental phenology and survival under a common thermal regime. Journal of Insect Physiology. 67:9-19.
The oligolectic bee Osmia brevis sonicates Penstemon flowers for pollen: a newly documented behavior for the Megachilidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Apr-14)
Generalist bees pollinate red-flowered Penstemon eatonii: refining the hummingbird pollination syndrome - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Sep-13)
Seed feeding beetles (Bruchidae, Curculionidae, Brentidae) from legumes (Dalea ornata, Astragalus filipes) and other forbs needed for restoring rangelands of the Intermountain West Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Johnson, C., Napoles, J.R., Johnson, D.A., Hammon, R. 2014. Seed feeding beetles (Bruchidae, Curculionidae, Brentidae) from legumes (Dalea ornata, Astragalus filipes) and other forbs needed for restoring rangelands of the Intermountain West. Western North American Naturalist. 73(4):477-484.
Sensitivity of systematic net sampling for detecting shifting patterns of incidence and abundance in a floral guild of bees at Larrea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Kervin, L.K., Minckley, R.L. 2013. Sensitivity of systematic net sampling for detecting shifting patterns of incidence and abundance in a floral guild of bees at Larrea. Journal of Kansas Entomological Society. 86(2):171-180.
Dung pat nesting by the solitary bee, Osmia (Acanthosmiodes) integra (Megachilidae: Apiformes). Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2012. Dung pat nesting by the solitary bee, Osmia (Acanthosmiodes) integra (Megachilidae: Apiformes). Journal of Kansas Entomological Society. 85(3): 262-4.
Breeding biology and bee guild of Douglas' dustymaiden, Chaenactis douglasii (Asteraceae, Helenieae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Love, B.G., Swoboda, K. 2012. Breeding biology and bee guild of Douglas' dustymaiden, Chaenactis douglasii (Asteraceae, Helenieae). Western North American Naturalist. 72(4):563-568.
Detecting insect pollinator declines on regional and global scales. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lebuhn, G., Droege, S., Conner, E.F., Gemmill-Herren, B., Potts, S.G., Minckley, R.L., Griswold, T.L., Jean, R., Kula, E., Roubik, D.W., Cane, J.H., Wetherill, K., Frankie, G., Parker, F. 2012. Detecting insect pollinator declines on regional and global scales. Conservation Biology. 27(1):113-120.
Documenting persistence of most Eastern North American bee species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) to 1990-2009 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Colla, S.R., Arduser, M., Ascher, J.S., Cane, J.H., Deyrup, M.A., Droege, S., Gibbs, J., Griswold, T.L., Hall, G., Neff, J. 2012. Documenting persistence of most Eastern North American bee species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) to 1990-2009. Journal of Kansas Entomological Society. 85(1): 14-22.
Predicted fates of ground-nesting bees in soil heated by wildfire: Thermal tolerances of life stages and a survey of nesting depths - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Neff, J.L. 2011. Predicted fates of ground-nesting bees in soil heated by wildfire: Thermal tolerances of life stages and a survey of nesting depths. Biological Conservation. 144: 2631-6.
Breeding biology and incremental benefits of outcrossing for the restoration wildflower, Hedysarum boreale (Fabaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Swoboda, K.A., Cane, J.H. 2012. Breeding biology and incremental benefits of outcrossing for the restoration wildflower, Hedysarum boreale (Fabaceae). Plant Species Biology. 27(2): 138-46.
Breeding biologies, pollinators and seed beetles of two prairie-clovers, Dalea ornata and D. searlsiae (Fabaceae: Amorpheae), from the Intermountain West USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Weber, M., Miller, S. 2012. Breeding biologies, pollinators and seed beetles of two prairie-clovers, Dalea ornata and D. searlsiae (Fabaceae: Amorpheae), from the Intermountain West USA. Western North American Naturalist. 72 (1):16-20.
Specialist Osmia Bees Forage Indiscriminately Among Hybridizing Balsamorhiza Floral Hosts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2011. Specialist Osmia bees forage indiscriminately among hybridizing Balsamorhiza floral hosts. Oecologia. 167(1): 107-16.
Meeting wild bees' needs on rangelands - (Review Article)
Cane, J.H. 2011. Meeting wild bees' needs on rangelands. Rangelands. 33(3):27-32.
Breeding biology of the threadstalk milkvetch, Astragalus filipes (Fabaceae), with a review of the genus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Watrous, K.M., Cane, J.H. 2011. Breeding biology of the threadstalk milkvetch, Astragalus filipes (Fabaceae), with a review of the genus. American Midland Naturalist. 165:225-240.
Pollination value of male bees: The specialist bee Peponapis pruinosa (Apidae) at summer squash (Cucurbita pepo) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Sampson, B.J., Miller, S.A. 2011. Pollination value of male bees: The specialist bee Peponapis pruinosa (Apidae) at summer squash (Cucurbita pepo). Environmental Entomology. 40(3):614-620.
The Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee, Megachile rotundata: The World's Most Intensively Managed Solitary Bee - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T., Cane, J.H. 2011. The alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata: The world's most intensively managed solitary bee. Annual Review Of Entomology. 56:221-237.
Nectar and pollen sugars constituting larval provisions of the alfalfa leaf-cutting bee (Megachile rotundata) (Hymenoptera: Apiformes: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Gardner, D.R., Harrison, P. 2011. Nectar and pollen sugars constituting larval provisions of the alfalfa leaf-cutting bee (Megachile rotundata) (Hymenoptera: Apiformes: Megachilidae). Apidologie. 42:401-408.
Plant Guide: Western Prairie Clover [Dalea Ornata (Douglas) Eaton & Wright] - (Popular Publication)
Scheinost, P., D.A Johnson and J.H. Cane, 2010. Plant guide for western prairie clover (Dalea ornata). USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Pullman Plant Materials Center. Pullman, WA.
Morphology, courtship & mating of a mixed bilateral gynander of Osmia ribifloris biedermannii Michener (Hymenoptera: megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sampson, B.J., Cane, J.H., Kirker, G.T. 2010. Morphology, courtship & mating of a mixed bilateral gynander of Osmia ribifloris biedermannii Michener (Hymenoptera: megachilidae). Journal of Kansas Entomological Society. 83(4):347-351.
Visiting bees of cucurbita flowers (cucurbitaceae) with emphasis on the presence of peponapis fervens smith (eucerini - apidae) - Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krug, C., Alves-Dos-Santos, I., Cane, J.H. 2010. Visiting bees of cucurbita flowers (cucurbitaceae) with emphasis on the presence of peponapis fervens smith (eucerini - apidae) - Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil.. Oecologia Australis. 14(1): 128-139.
Specialist Osmia bees forage indiscriminately among hybridizing Balsamorhiza floral hosts - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Jan-10)
Plant Fact Sheet: Western Prairie Clover [Dalea Ornata (Douglas) Eaton & Wright] Reprint Icon - (Popular Publication)
Scheinost, P., Johnson, D.A., Cane, J.H. 2009. Plant Fact Sheet: Western Prairie Clover [Dalea Ornata (Douglas) Eaton & Wright]. USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. Pullman Plant Materials Center. Pullman, WA.
Resurrecting the Bee Osmia aglaia Sandhouse from Synonymy (Hymenoptera: Apiformes: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Rust, R.W., Bohart, G.W. 2009. Resurrecting the Bee Osmia aglaia Sandhouse from Synonymy (Hymenoptera: Apiformes: Megachilidae). Journal of Kansas Entomological Society 82(1):43-45.
Biology and Management Potential for Three Orchard Bee Species (Hymenoptera: megachilidae): Osmia Ribifloris Cockerell, O. Lignaria (say) and O. Chalybea Smith with Emphasis on the Former - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sampson, B.J., Cane, J.H., Stringer, S.J., Spiers, J.M., Kirker, G.T. 2009. Biology and Management Potential for Three Orchard Bee Species (Hymenoptera: megachilidae): Osmia Ribifloris Cockerell, O. Lignaria (say) and O. Chalybea Smith with Emphasis on the Former. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 810:549-556.
Pollen Viability and Pollen Tube Attrition in Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2009. Pollen Viability and Pollen Tube Attrition in Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon). Acta Horticulturae 810:563-566.
Native Bees Effectively Pollinate New World Cucurbita (C. pepo and C. maxima): An Internet Collaboration - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jun-08)
Breeding Biologies, Seed Production and Species-rich Bee Guilds of Cleome lutea and Cleome serrulata (Cleomaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2008. Breeding Biologies, Seed Production and Species-rich Bee Guilds of Cleome lutea and Cleome serrulata (Cleomaceae). Plant Species Biology. 23:152-158
A native ground nesting bee, Nomia melanderi, sustainably managed to pollinate alfalfa across an intensively agricultural landscape Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2008. A native ground nesting bee, Nomia melanderi, sustainably managed to pollinate alfalfa across an intensively agricultural landscape. Apidologie. 39: 315-323
Pollinating Bees Crucial to Farming Wildflower Seed for U.S. Habitat Restoration - (Book / Chapter)
Cane, J.H. 2008. Pollinating Bees Crucial to Farming Wildflower Seed for U.S. Habitat Restoration. Book Chapter. Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems. Oxford University Press
Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apiformes) - (Book / Chapter)
Cane, J.H. 2008. Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apiformes). In: Capinera, J.L editor. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2nd edition. Springer Netherlands. 2:419-434.
Substrates and Materials Used for Nesting by North American Osmia bees (Apiformes: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Griswold, T.L., Parker, F.D. 2007. Substrates and Materials Used for Nesting by North American Osmia bees (Apiformes: Megachilidae). Annuals of the Entomological Society of America. 100(3):350-358(9)
Acta Horticulturae An Effective, Manageable Bee for Pollination of Rubus Cane Fruits, Osmia Aglaia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2008. Acta horticulturae an effective, manageable bee for pollination of rubus cane fruits, osmia aglaia. Acta Horticulturae. (ISHS) 777: 459-464
Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klein, A.M., Vaissiere, B.E., Cane, J.H., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Cunningham, S.A., Kremen, C., Tscharntke, T. 2007. Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 274 (1608):303-313
The Logan Beemail Shelter: a Practical, Portable Unit for Managing Cavity-Nesting Agricultural Pollinators - (Popular Publication)
Cane, J.H. 2006. The Logan Beemail Shelter: a practical, portable unit for managing cavity-nesting agricultural pollinators. American Bee Journal. 146(7):611-613.
Propagating and Managing orcahrd Mason Bees, Osmia spp. (Hymenoptera: Megachildae) for Pollinating Cultivated Blueberry - (Proceedings)
Sampson, B., Cane, J.H., Marshall, D.A., Stringer, S.J., Spiers, J.M. 2006. Propagating and Managing orcahrd Mason Bees, Osmia spp. (Hymenoptera: Megachildae) for Pollinating Cultivated Blueberry. Blueberry Research Extension North American Workers Conference Proceedings pgs. 162-168.
An Evaluation of Pollination Mechanisms for Purple Prairie-Clover, Dalea Purpurea (Fabaceae: Amorpheae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2006. An evaluation of pollination mechanisms for purple prairie-clover, Dalea purpurea (Fabaceae: Amorpheae). American Midland Naturalist. 156:193-197.
Honeybees Bees: Friend Or Foe? - (Government Publication)
Cane, J.H. 2006. Honeybees bees - friend or foe?. Refuge Update. 3(2):16-17.
Basalt Milkvetch: a Promising North American Legume for Rangeland Rehabilitation, Conservation, and Forage Production - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, D.A., Bhattarai, K., Jones, T.A., Gardner, D.R., Cane, J.H. 2005. Basalt milkvetch: a promising north american legume for rangeland rehabilitation, conservation, and forage production. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts.
Complex Responses Within a Desert Bee Guild (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) to Urban Habitat Fragmentation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Minckley, R., Kervin, L., Roulston, T., Williams, N.M. 2006. Complex responses within a desert bee guild (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) to urban habitat fragmentation. Ecological Applications. 16(2):632-644.
Pollination Potential of the Bee Osmia Aglaia for Cultivated Raspberries and Blackberries (Rubus: Rosaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2005. Pollination potential of the bee Osmia aglaia for cultivated raspberries and blackberries (Rubus: Rosaceae). Hortscience. 40:1705-1708.
Insects Affecting Production of Native Legume Seed in the Great Basin - (Abstract Only)
Hammon, B., Cane, J.H. 2005. Insects affecting production of native legume seed in the great basin. Meeting Abstract.
Pollination Needs of Arrowleaf Balsamroot, Balsamorhiza Sagittata (Heliantheae: Asteraceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2005. Pollination needs of arrowleaf balsamroot, Balsamorhiza sagittata (Heliantheae: Asteraceae). Western North American Naturalist. 65(3):359-364.
Temporally Persistent Patterns of Incidence and Abundance in a Pollinator Guild at Annual and Decadal Scales: the Bees of Larrea Tridentata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Minckley, R.L., Kervin, L., Roulston, T. 2005. Temporally persistent patterns of incidence and abundance in a pollinator guild at annual and decadal scales: the bees of Larrea tridentata. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, London. 85:319-329.
Basalt Milkvetch and Globemallows: North American Forbs for Rehabilitation, Conservation, and Forage Production - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, D.A., Jones, T.A., Cane, J.H., Gardner, D.R., Peel, M. 2005. Basalt milkvetch and globemallows: north american forbs for rehabilitation, conservation, and forage production. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts.
Floral Specialization by Bees: Analytical Methods and a Revised Lexicon for Oligolecty - (Book / Chapter)
Cane, J.H., Sipes, S. 2006. Floral specialization by bees: analytical methods and a revised lexicon for oligolecty. In NM Waser and J. Ollerton, editors. Plant-pollinator interactions: from specialization to generalization. Univ. Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. p.99-122.
Dose-Response Relationships Between Pollination and Fruiting Refine Pollinator Comparisions for Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon AIT.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Schiffhauer, D. 2003. Dose-response relationships between pollination and fruiting refine pollinator comparisions for cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon ait.). American Journal of Botany. 90:1425-1432
Screen House Evaluations of a Blue Orchard Bee Osmia ribifloris (Hymenoptera: apidae) as a Supplemental Pollinator for Southeastern Blueberries - (Proceedings)
Sampson, B.J., Stringer, S.J., Cane, J.H., Spiers, J.M. 2004. Screen House Evaluations of a Blue Orchard Bee Osmia ribifloris (Hymenoptera: apidae) as a Supplemental Pollinator for Southeastern Blueberries. Blueberry Research Extension North American Workers Conference Proceedings. 3(15):381-392.
Exotic Non-Social Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) in North America: Ecological Implications - (Book / Chapter)
Cane, J.H. 2003. Exotic non-social bees (hymenoptera: apoidea) in north America: ecological implications. In:Strickler, K., Cane, J.H.,editors. For nonnative crops, whence pollinator for the future? Lanham, MD. Thomas Say Publications in Entomology. p.113-126
For Nonnative Crops, Whence Pollinators of the Future? - (Book / Chapter)
Strickler, K., Cane, J.H. 2004. For nonnative crops, whence pollinators of the future?. Lanham, MD. Thomas Say Publications in Entomology. 204.
Biological Impediments to Measures of Competition among Introduced Honey Bees and Desert Bees. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
MINCKLEY, R.L., CANE, J.H., KERVIN, L.J., YANEGA, D.A. BIOLOGICAL IMPEDIMENTS TO MEASURES OF COMPETITION AMONG INTRODUCED HONEY BEES AND DESERT BEES.. JOURNAL OF KANSAS ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY. 2003. 76(2):306-319
Alkali Bee - (Book / Chapter)
Cane, J.H. 2007. Alkali Bee. In: Shimanuki, H., Flottum, K., Harman, A., editors. ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture. 41st edition. Medina, OH. A.I. Root Company. p.11-12.
Bee, Definition of - (Book / Chapter)
Cane, J.H. 2007. Bee, Definition of. In: Shimanuki, H., Flottum, K., Harman, A., editors. ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture. 41st edition. Medina, OH. A.I. Root Company. p.78-80.
Screenhouse Evaluations of a Mason Bee Osmia ribifloris (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) as a Pollinator for Blueberries in the Southeastern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sampson, B.J., Cane, J.H., Stringer, S.J., Spiers, J.M. 2004. Screenhouse Evaluations of a Mason Bee Osmia ribifloris (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) as a Pollinator for Blueberries in the Southeastern United States. Small Fruits Variety Journal. 3(15):381-392.
Introduction: for Non-Native Crops, Whence Pollinators of the Future? - (Book / Chapter)
Strickler, K., Cane, J.H. 2003. Introduction. In: Strickler, K., Cane, J.H.,editors. For non-native crops, whence pollinators of the future?. Lanham, MD. Thomas Say Publications in Entomology. p.1-9.
Annual Displacement of Soil in Nest Tumuli of Alkali Bees (Nomia Melanderi) (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) Across a Landscape - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
CANE, J.H. ANNUAL DISPLACEMENT OF SOIL IN NEST TUMULI OF ALKALI BEES (NOMIA MELANDERI) (HYMENOPTERA: APIFORMES) ACROSS A LANDSCAPE. JOURNAL OF KANSAS ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY. 2003. 76(2):p.172-176
Bee, Pollination, and the Challenges of Sprawl - (Book / Chapter)
Cane, J.H. 2005. Bees, pollination, and the challenges of sprawl. In "Nature in Fragments: the Legacy of Sprawl" E.A. Johnson and M.W. Klemens (eds.). Columbia Univ. Press. p. 109-124.
Host-Switching Does Not Circumvent the Ni-Based Defence of the Ni Hyperaccumulator Streptanthus Polygaloides (Brassicaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
South African Journal of Science, 2001. 37:554-557
Pollinating Bees (Hymenoptera:apiformes) of U.S. Alfalfa Compared for Rates of Pod and Seed Set. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
CANE, J.H. POLLINATING BEES (HYMENOPTERA:APIFORMES) OF U.S. ALFALFA COMPARED FOR RATES OF POD AND SEED SET.. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY. 2002. 95(1):22-27
Causes and Extent of Declines among Native North American Invertebrate Pollinators: Detection, Evidence and Consequences - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Feb-01)
Sampling Bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) for Pollinator Community Studies: Pitfalls of Pan-Trapping - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H., Minckley, R.L., Kervin, L.J. 2000. Sampling bees (hymenoptera: apiformes) for pollinator community studies: pitfalls of pan-trapping. Journal of Kansas Entomological Society. 73(4):225-231
Host-Switching Does Not Circumvent the Ni-Based Defense of the Ni Streptanthus Polygaloides (Brassicaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DAVIS, M.A., BOYD, R.S., CANE, J.H. HOST-SWITCHING DOES NOT CIRCUMVENT THE NI-BASED DEFENSE OF THE NI STREPTANTHUS POLYGALOIDES (BRASSICACEAE). SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE. 2001. 37:p.554-557
Habitat Fragmentation and Native Bees: a Premature Verdict? - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Nov-00)
The Effect of Diet Breadth and Nesting Ecology on Body Size Variation in Bees (Apiformes) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Oct-00)
Pollination Efficiencies of Three Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) Speices Visiting Rabbiteye Blueberry, Vaccinium Ashei - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
vol.93, no.6 pgs 1726-1731
Pollinator Genetics and Pollination: Breeding Apis for Cranberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jul-00)
What Governs Protein Content of Pollen: Pollinator Preferences, Pollen Pistil Interactions, Or Phylogeny? - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-May-00)
Pollen Nutritional Content and Digestibility for Animals - (Book / Chapter) - (01-Apr-00)
Origins and Ecological Consequences of Pollen Specialization among Desert Bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Oct-99)
Genetic Improvements of Pollinators: Benefits of Pollen Hoarding for Cranberry Production - (Abstract Only) - (01-Sep-99)
Spatial Predictability and Resource Specialization of Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) at a Superabudant, Widespread Resource - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Oct-98)
The Bees of Creosote Bush (Larrea Tridentata): Subcontinental Patterns of Diversity and Abundance at Annual, Decadal and Millenial Scales - (Proceedings) - (01-Aug-98)
Impact of Enhanced Ultraviolet-B Radiation on Flower, Pollen, and Nectar Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Jun-98)
Impact of Enhanced Ultraviolet-B Radiation on Flower, Pollen and Nectar Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Jun-98)
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