Submitted to: Quarterly Review of Biology
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: August 12, 1996
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: This is a book review of the recently published "The Pollen Wasps" by Sarah K. Gess. The book is the first attempt to bring together existing information on this novel group of insects, the masarids, the only known wasps to subsist entirely on pollen and nectar. Masarids exhibit remark- able convergence with bees, to whom they are not closely related. They may ybe valuable pollinators of certain of the plants they visit.