Identification of Bees in Southwest Idaho—A Guide for Beginners

Circular 1448
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This document was prepared to help scientists and the public, both of whom may not be familiar with bee taxonomy, learn how to practically identify bees in sagebrush steppe and shrubland habitats in southwest Idaho. We provide information to identify bees to the level of family and genus. A tentative list of the bee genera captured at sites used for insect community studies is included.

Suggested Citation

Sun, E.R., and Pilliod, D.S., 2018, Identification of bees in southwest Idaho—A guide for beginners: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1448, 84 p.,

ISSN: 2330-5703 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Bee Families and Identification
  • Recommended Resources
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Identification of bees in southwest Idaho—A guide for beginners
Series title Circular
Series number 1448
DOI 10.3133/cir1448
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description iv, 84 p.
Country United States
State Idaho
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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