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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BEE DIVERSITY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE BEE POLLINATION SYSTEMS

Location: Pollinating Insects-- Biology, Management and Systematics Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Bumble bee fauna of Palouse Prairie: survey of native bee pollinators in a fragmented ecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(09-Jan-14)
A scientific note on Bombus (Psithyrus) insularis invasions of bumble bee nests and honey bee hives in the western United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(09-Jan-14)
Interactions between fungi and bacteria influence microbial community structure in the Megachile rotundata larval gut - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcfrederick, Q., Mueller, U., James, R.R. 2014. Interactions between fungi and bacteria influence microbial community structure in the Megachile rotundata larval gut. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281:1779.
Detoxification and stress response genes expressed in a western North American bumble bee, Bombus huntii (Hymenoptera: Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, J., Strange, J.P., Welker, D., James, R.R. 2013. Detoxification and stress response genes expressed in a western North American bumble bee, Bombus huntii (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. Volume 14, pp 874-887.
Bt-Cry3Aa expression reduces insect damage and improves growth in field-grown hybrid poplar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klocko, A., Viswanath, V., Ma, C., James, R.R., Cardineau, G., Skinner, J., Oppert, B.S., Payne, P., Miller, L., Meilan, R. 2013. Bt-Cry3Aa expression reduces insect damage and improves growth in field-grown hybrid poplar. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Volume 44, pp 28-35.
Generalist bees pollinate red-flowered Penstemon eatonii: refining the hummingbird pollination syndrome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(12-Sep-13)
Health status of alfalfa leafcutting bee larvae (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in commercial United States alfalfa seed fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Pitts Singer, T. 2013. Health status of alfalfa leafcutting bee larvae (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in commercial United States alfalfa seed fields. Environmental Entomology. 42(6):1166-1173.
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.
New bee species of Protosmia subgenus Nanosmia (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) described from the Palaearctic - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(09-Jun-13)
Standard Methods for Research on Apis mellifera Gut Symbionts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Phillipp, E., James, R.R., Koga, R., Kwong, W., Mcfrederick, Q., Moran, N. 2013. Standard Methods for Research on Apis mellifera Gut Symbionts. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(4): 1-23.
Standard methods for research on apis mellifera gut symbionts - (Book / Chapter)
Phillipp, E., James, R.R., Koga, R., Kwong, W., Mcfrederick, Q., Moran, N. 2013. Standard methods for research on Apis mellifera gut symbionts. In: Dateman, V., Ellis, J.E., Neumann, P, editors. The COLOSS BEEBOOK. Volume I. Treforest, UK: International Bee Research Association. p. 13-23.
Landscape heterogeneity predicts gene flow in a widespread polymorphic bumble bee, Bombus bifarius (Hymentoptera: Apidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lozier, J., Strange, J.P., Koch, J. 2013. Landscape heterogeneity predicts gene flow in a widespread polymorphic bumble bee, Bombus bifarius (Hymentoptera: Apidae). Conservation Genetics. 14: 1-12.
Origins, evolution and diversification of cleptoparasitic lineages in long-tongued bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(03-May-13)
The lithurgine bees of Australia (Hymentoptera: Megachilidae), with a note on Megachile rotundipennis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, V.H., Engel, M.S., Griswold, T.L. 2013. The lithurgine bees of Australia (Hymentoptera: Megachilidae), with a note on Megachile rotundipennis. Journal of Melittology. 11: 1-19.
Hidden species complexes within distinctive taxa: the case of Epanthidium bicoloratum (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(19-Mar-13)
New species of the cleptoparasitic bee genus Stelis (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae, Anthidiini) from the Nearctic Region - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, F.D., Griswold, T.L. 2013. New species of the cleptoparasitic bee genus Stelis (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae, Anthidiini) from the Nearctic Region. Zootaxa. 3646:529-544.
Big data computing: Building a vision for ARS information management - (Government Publication)
James, R.R., Lawrence, C.J., Papiernik, S.K., Van Tassell, C.P., Ahuja, L.R., Baxter, I.R., Cannon, S.B., Lunney, J.K., Rexroad Iii, C.E., Sadler, J., Stanton, T.B., Stephensen, C.B. 2013. Big data computing: Building a vision for ARS information management. USDA. Agricultural Research Service Publication (White Paper).
Variation in alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata, reproductive success according to location of nests in U.S. commercial domiciles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T. 2013. Variation in alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata, reproductive success according to location of nests in U.S. commercial domiciles. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(2): 525-1074.
Production of solitary bees for pollination in the U.S. - (Book / Chapter)
(05-Feb-13)
Intended release and actual retention of alfalfa leafcutting bees (hymenoptera: megachilidae) for pollination in commercial alfalfa seed fields. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T. 2013. Intended release and actual retention of alfalfa leafcutting bees (hymenoptera: megachilidae) for pollination in commercial alfalfa seed fields.. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(2): 576-86.
Nesting site density and distribution affects Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) reproductive success and almond yield in a commercial orchard.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Artz, D.R., Allan, M.J., Wardell, G.I., Pitts Singer, T. 2013. Nesting site density and distribution affects Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) reproductive success and almond yield in a commercial orchard.Insect Conservation and Diversity.doi:10.1111/icad.12026
Wool carder bees of the genus Anthidium in the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae, Anthidiini) with a phylogenetic analysis of the subgenerea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, V.H., Griswold, T.L. 2013. Wool carder bees of the genus Anthidium in the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae, Anthidiini) with a phylogenetic analysis of the subgenerea. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 168(2):221-425.
The potential for using ozone to decrease pesticide residues in honey bee comb     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Ellis, J., Duehl, A.J. 2013. The potential for using ozone to decrease pesticide residues in honey bee comb. Agricultural Science. 1(1): 1-16.
Variation in alfalfa leafcutting bee (hymenoptera: megachilidae) reproductive success according to location of nests in United States commercial domiciles. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T. 2013. Variation in alfalfa leafcutting bee (hymenoptera: megachilidae) reproductive success according to location of nests in United States commercial domiciles.. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(2): 543-51.
A multi-gene phylogeny provides additional insight into the relationships between several Ascosphaera species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klinger, E.G., James, R.R., Youssef, N.N., Welker, D.L. 2013. A multi-gene phylogeny provides additional insight into the relationships between several Ascosphaera species. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 112:41-8.
Taxonomic notes on american heriades spinola, 1808 and leioproctus smith, 1853 (hymenoptera: megachilidae colletidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, V.H., Sepulveda, P.A., Griswold, T.L. 2012. Taxonomic notes on american heriades spinola, 1808 and leioproctus smith, 1853 (hymenoptera: megachilidae colletidae). Zootaxa. 3591: 75-78.
A new species of the rare African wool carder bee genus Anthidioma (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Griswold, T.L., Gonzalez, V.H. 2013. A new species of the rare African wool carder bee genus Anthidioma (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). African Entomology. 21(1):177-180.
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.
Yes, we can! Detect pollinator declines on a global scale - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(14-Jul-12)
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.
The status of Bombus occidentalis and B. moderatus in Alaska with special focus on Nosema bombi incidence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(22-May-12)
Microsatellite analysis of bumble bee foraging in mass flowering agricultural fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(02-May-12)
A faunistic survey of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) in the Black Belt Prairie of Mississippi     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, B.A., Brown, R.L., Laberge, W., Griswold, T.L. 2012. A faunistic survey of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) in the Black Belt Prairie of Mississippi. Journal of Kansas Entomological Society. 85(1): 32-47.
Megachile timberlakei Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): Yet another adventive bee species to the Galapagos Archipelago - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasmussen, C., Carrion, A.L., Castro-Urgal, R., Chamorro, S., Gonzalez, V.H., Griswold, T.L., Herrera, H.W., McMullen, C.K., Olesen, J.M., Traveset, A. 2012. Megachile timberlakei Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): Yet another adventive bee species to the Galapagos Archipelago. Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 88(1): 98-102.
Polymorphic DNA sequences of the fungal honey bee pathogen Asosphaera apis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, A.B., Welker, D.L., Kryger, P., James, R.R. 2012. Polymorphic DNA sequences of the fungal honey bee pathogen Asosphaera apis. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 330: 17-22.
Two new species of the bee genus Peponapis, with a key to the North and Central American species (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Eucerini) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ayala, R., Griswold, T.L. 2012. Two new species of the bee genus Peponapis, with a key to the North and Central American species (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Eucerini). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 83(2): 396-406.
Temperature stress affects the expression of immune response genes in the alfalfa leafcutting bee (Megachile rotundata) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, J., James, R.R. 2012. Temperature stress affects the expression of immune response genes in the alfalfa leafcutting bee (Megachile rotundata). Insect Molecular Biology. 21(2): 269-280.
New species and previously unknown males of neotropical cleptobiotic stingless bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Lestrimelitta)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, V.H., Griswold, T.L. 2012. New species and previously unknown males of neotropical cleptobiotic stingless bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Lestrimelitta). Caldasia. 34(1): 227-245.
Mechanisms by which pesticides affect insect immunity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R., Xu, J. 2011. Mechanisms by which pesticides affect insect immunity. Insect Molecular Biology. 109: 175-182.
New species of the Eastern Hemisphere genera Afroheriades and Noteriades (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Griswold, T.L., Gonazlez, V. 2011. New species of the Eastern Hemisphere genera Afroheriades and Noteriades (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). ZooKeys. 159:65-80.
Leafcutter and mason bees of the genus Megachile Latreille (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Canada and Alaska - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sheffield, C.S., Ratti, C., Packer, L., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Leafcutter and mason bees of the genus Megachile Latreille (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Canada and Alaska. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification. 18: 1-106.
Heriades tayrona n. sp., the first osmiine bee from South America (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, V.H., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Heriades tayrona n. sp., the first osmiine bee from South America (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Kansas Entomological Society. 84:255-259.
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.
Phylogeny of the bee family Megachilidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) based on adult morphology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, V.H., Griswold, T.L., Praz, C.J., Danforth, B.N. 2012. Phylogeny of the bee family Megachilidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) based on adult morphology. Systematic Entomology. 37:261-286.
Interspecific geographic distribution and variation of two bumble bee pathogens, Nosema bombi and Crithidia bombi, in United States populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cordes, N., Huang, W., Strange, J.P., Cameron, S.A., Griswold, T.L., Lozier, J.D., Solter, L.F. 2011. Interspecific geographic distribution and variation of two bumble bee pathogens, Nosema bombi and Crithidia bombi, in United States populations. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 109:209-216.
Patterns of range-wide genetic variation in six North American bumble bee (Apidae: Bombus) species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lozier, J.D., Strange, J.P., Stewart, I.J., Cameron, S.A. 2011. Patterns of range-wide genetic variation in six North American bumble bee (Apidae: Bombus) species. Molecular Ecology. 20(23): 4870-4888.
Pollinator guilds respond differently to urban habitat fragmentation in a oak-savannah ecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Neame, L.A., Griswold, T.L., Elle, E. 2012. Pollinator guilds respond differently to urban habitat fragmentation in a oak-savannah ecosystem. Insect Conservation and Diversity. DOI: 10.1111/j/.1752-4598.2012.00187x.
Structural Examination of the Dufour's Gland of the Cavity-nesting Bees Osmia lignaria Say and Megachile rotundata (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T., Buckner, J.S., Freeman, T.P., Guedot, C.N. 2012. Structural examination of the Dufour's gland of the cavity-nesting bees Osmia lignaria say and Megachile rotundata (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 105(1): 103-110.
Specialist and generalist bee-visitors of an endemic beardtongue (Penstemon caryi: Plantaginaceae) of the Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tepedino, V.J., Griswold, T.L., Freilich, J.E., Shephard, P. 2011. Specialist and generalist bee-visitors of an endemic beardtongue (Penstemon caryi: Plantaginaceae) of the Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming. Western North American Naturalist. 71: 523-528.
The identity of the enigmatic Anthidium zonatum (Friese) Hymenoptera, Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Griswold, T.L., Gonzalez, V.H. 2012. The identity of the enigmatic Anthidium zonatum (Friese) Hymenoptera, Megachilidae). Entomofauna. 33:57-64.
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.
From silkworms to bees: Diseases of beneficial insects - (Book / Chapter)
James, R.R., Zengzhi, L. 2012. From silkworms to bees: Diseases of beneficial insects. Insect Pathology. 2nd Ed. Elsevier, NY. pp. 425-459.
Osmia species (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae) from the southeastern United States with modified facial hairs: taxonomy, host plants, and conservation status - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rightmyer, M., Deyrup, M., Ascher, J.S., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Osmia species (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae) from the southeastern United States with modified facial hairs: taxonomy, host plants, and conservation status. ZooKeys. 148:257-278.
Two new species of Paratrigona Schwarz and the male of Paratrigona ornaticeps (Schwarz) (Hymenoptera, Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, V.H., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Two new species of Paratrigona Schwarz and the male of Paratrigona ornaticeps (Schwarz) (Hymenoptera, Apidae). ZooKeys. 120(9):9-25.
Taxonomic notes on the small resin bees Hypanthidioides subgenus Michanthidium (Hyumenoptera: Megachilidae)(Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, V.H., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Taxonomic notes on the small resin bees Hypanthidioides subgenus Michanthidium (Hyumenoptera: Megachilidae). ZooKeys. 117:51-58.
The bees of Colorado (Hymenoptra: Apoidea: Anthophila) - (Book / Chapter)
Scott, V.L., Ascher, J.S., Griswold, T.L., Nufio, C.R. 2011. The bees of Colorado (Hymenoptra: Apoidea: Anthophila). Natural History Inventory of Colorado. 23: 1-100.
Diversity and pollination value of insects visiting the flowers of a rare buckwheat (Eriogonum pelinophilum: Polygonaceae) in disturbed and "natural" areas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tepedino, V.J., Bowlin, W.R., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Diversity and pollination value of insects visiting the flowers of a rare buckwheat (Eriogonum pelinophilum: Polygonaceae) in disturbed and "natural" areas. Journal of Pollination Ecology. 4(8)57-67.
Global invasion by Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): assessing potential distribution in North America and beyond - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strange, J.P., Koch, J.B., Gonzalez, V.H., Nemelka, L., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Global invasion by Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): assessing potential distribution in North America and beyond. Biological Invasions. DOI 10.1007/s10530-011-0030-y.
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.
Chalkbrood Transmission in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee: The Impact of Disinfecting Bee Cocoons in Loose Cell Management Systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, R.R. 2011. Chalkbrood Transmission in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee: The Impact of Disinfecting Bee Cocoons in Loose Cell Management Systems. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 40(4):782-787.
Attraction to Old Nest Cues During Nest Selection by the Solitary Bee Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stanley, C., Pitts Singer, T. 2011. Attraction to Old Nest Cues During Nest Selection by the Solitary Bee Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Apicultural Research. 50(3)227-234.
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.
Ascosphaera subglobosa, a new species from North America associated with the solitary bee Megachile rotundata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wynns, A.A., Jensen, A.B., Eilenberg, J., James, R.R. 2012. Ascosphaera subglobosa, a new species from North America associated with the solitary bee Megachile rotundata. Mycologia. 104(1): 108-114.
Influence of rough handling on Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) retention in commercial orchards - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stanley, C.A., Pitts Singer, T., Bosch, J. 2011. Influence of rough handling on Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) retention in commercial orchards. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104:750-752.
Meeting wild bees' needs on rangelands - (Review Article)
Cane, J.H. 2011. Meeting wild bees' needs on rangelands. Rangelands. 33(3):27-32.
Pollinators complicate conservation of a Piceance Basin endemic, Physaria obcordata (Cruciferae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tepedino, V.J., Bowlin, W.R., Griswold, T.L. 2012. Pollinators complicate conservation of a Piceance Basin endemic, Physaria obcordata (Cruciferae). Natural Areas Journal. 32(2): 140-148.
Patterns of widespread decline in North American bumble bees     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Camerson, S.A., Lozier, J.D., Strange, J.P., Koch, J.B., Cordes, N., Solter, L.F., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Patterns of widespread decline in North American bumble bees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108: 662-627.
Patterns of widespread decline in North America bumble bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cameron, S.A., Lozier, J.D., Strange, J.P., Koch, J.B., Cordes, N., Solter, L.F., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Patterns of widespread decline in North America bumble bees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(2)662-667.
Global invasion by Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): Assessing potential distribution in North America and beyond - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strange, J.P., Koch, J., Gonzalez, V.H., Nemelka, L., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Global invasion by Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): Assessing potential distribution in North America and beyond. Biological Invasions. 13:2115-2133.
Sexual Harassment by Males Reduces Female Fecundity in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee (Megachile rotundata) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rossi, B.H., Nonacs, P., Pitts Singer, T. 2010. Sexual harassment by males reduces female fecundity in the alfalfa leafcutting bee (Megachile rotundata). Animal Behaviour. 79:165-171.
Temperature dependent virulence of obligate and facultative fungal pathogens of honeybee brood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vojvodic, S., Jensen, A.B., James, R.R., Boomsma, J.J., Eilenberg, J. 2011. Temperature dependent virulence of obligate and facultative fungal pathogens of honeybee brood. Veterinary Microbiology. 149:200-205.
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.
Effects of the insect growth regulator, novaluron on immature alfalfa leafcutting bees, Megachile rotundata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hodgson, E.W., Pitts Singer, T., Barbour, J.D. 2011. Effects of the insect growth regulator, novaluron on immature alfalfa leafcutting bees, Megachile rotundata. Journal of Insect Science. 11:43.
A Tale of Two Bees: Looking at Pollination Fees for Both Almonds and Sweet Cherries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ward, R., Whyte, A., James, R.R. A Tale of Two Bees: Looking at Pollination Fees for Both Almonds and Sweet Cherries. 2010. American Entomologist. 56(3):170-177.
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.
A review of the non-metallic Osmia (Melanosmia) found in North America with additional notes on palearctic Melanosmia (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rightmyer, M.G., Griswold, T.L., Arduser, M.S. 2010. A review of the non-metallic Osmia (Melanosmia) found in North America with additional notes on palearctic Melanosmia (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). ZooKeys. 60:37-77.
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.
Discovery of the Western Palearctic bee, Megachile (Pseudomegachile) ericetorum, (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), in Ontario Canada - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sheffield, C.S., Griswold, T.L., Richards, M.H. 2010. Discovery of the Western Palearctic bee, Megachile (Pseudomegachile) ericetorum, (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), in Ontario Canada. Journal of Entomological Society of Ontario. 141:85-92.
Description of two new species of Osmia (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) from southwestern North America, with a redescription of the enigmatic species Osmia foxi Cameron - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rightmyer, M., Griswold, T.L. 2010. Description of two new species of Osmia (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) from southwestern North America, with a redescription of the enigmatic species Osmia foxi Cameron. Zootaxa. 2512:26-46.
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.
The montane bee fauna of north central Washington, USA, with floral associations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilson, J., Wilson, L.E., Loftis, L.D., Griswold, T.L. 2010. The montane bee fauna of north central Washington, USA, with floral associations. Western North American Naturalist. 70(2):198-207.
Specialist Osmia bees forage indiscriminately among hybridizing Balsamorhiza floral hosts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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Reproductive biology, hybridization, and flower visitors of rare Sclerocactus taxa in Utah's Uintah Basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tepedino, V.J., Griswold, T.L., Bowlin, W. 2010. Reproductive biology, hybridization, and flower visitors of rare Sclerocactus taxa in Utah's Uintah Basin. Western North American Naturalist. 70(3):377-386.
Spatial Patterns of Bee Captures in North American Bowl Trapping Surveys. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Droege, S., Tepedino, V.J., Lebuhn, G., Link, W., Minckley, R.L., Chen, Q., Conrad, C. 2010. Spatial Patterns of Bee Captures in North American Bowl Trapping Surveys. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 3:15-23.
Nest Initiation in Three North American Species of Bumble Bees (Bombus): Effects of Gyne Number and Worker Helpers on Colony Size and Establishment Success - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strange, J.P. 2010. Nest Initiation in Three North American Species of Bumble Bees (Bombus): Effects of Gyne Number and Worker Helpers on Colony Size and Establishment Success. Insect Science 10:1-11.
Nest establishment, pollination efficiency, and reproductive success of Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilide) in relation to resource availability in field enclosures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T., Bosch, J. 2010. Nest establishment, pollination efficiency, and reproductive success of Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilide) in relation to resource availability in field enclosures. Environmental Entomology. 39: 149-158.
Anthidium vigintiduopunctatum Friese (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): The elusive "dwarf bee" of the Galapagos Archipelago - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, V.H., Koch, J.B., Griswold, T.L. 2010. Anthidium vigintiduopunctatum Friese (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): The elusive "dwarf bee" of the Galapagos Archipelago. Biological Invasions. 12:2381-2383.
Two New Species of Nocturnal Bees of the Genus Megalopta (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) with Keys to Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, V.H., Griswold, T.L., Ayala, R. 2010. Two New Species of Nocturnal Bees of the Genus Megalopta (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) with Keys to Species. Revista de Biologia Tropical. 58(1):255-263.
Nectar Secretion and Bee Guild Characteristics of Yellow Star-Thistle on Santa Cruz Island and Lesvos: Where Have the Honey Bees Gone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barthell, J.F., Clement, M.L., Song, D.S., Savitski, A.N., Hranitz, J.M., Petanidou, T., Thorp, R.W., Wenner, A.M., Griswold, T.L., Wells, H. 2009. Nectar Secretion and Bee Guild Characteristics of Yellow Star-Thistle on Santa Cruz Island and Lesvos: Where Have the Honey Bees Gone. Uludag Bee Journal. (9)3:109-121.
Genes Related to Immunity as Expressed in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee, Megachile rotundata During Pathogen Challenge - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, J., James, R.R. 2009 Genes Related to Immunity, as Expressed in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee, Megachile rotundata During Pathogen Challenge. Insect Molecular Biology. 18(6):785-795.
Constructing a Species Database and Historic Range Maps for North American Bumble Bees (Bombus sensu stricto Latreille) to Inform Conservation Decisions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koch, J.B., Strange, J.P. 2009. Constructing a Species Database and Historic Range Maps for North American Bumble Bees (Bombus sensu stricto Latreille) to Inform Conservation Decisions. Uludag Bee Journal. 9(3):97-108.
A Revision of Dianthidium Subgenus Mecanthidium Michener (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tanner, D.A., Griswold, T.L., Pitts, J.P. 2009. A Revision of Dianthidium Subgenus Mecanthidium Michener (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 18(2)183-191.
A New Subgenus and Species of Neotropical Hylaeus from Costa Rica (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Griswold, T.L. 2009. A New Subgenus and Species of Neotropical Hylaeus from Costa Rica (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 18(2):178-182.
Prewinter Management Affects Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Prepupal Physiology and Adult Emergence and Survival - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T., James, R.R. 2009. Prewinter Management Affects Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Prepupal Physiology and Adult Emergence and Survival. Journal of Economic Entomology 102(4):1407-1416.
Long Term Storage of Ascosphaera aggregata and A. apis Pathogens of the Leafcutting Bee (Megachile rotundata) and the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, A.B, R.R., Eilenberg, J. 2009. Long Term Storage of Ascosphaera aggregata and A. apis Pathogens of the Leafcutting Bee (Megachile rotundata) and the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 101:157-160.
Bee - (Review Article)
Strange, J.P. 2009. Bee. American Entomologist 55(1):58-59.
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