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Bees, Wasps, and Ants

The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens
Grissell, Eric (Book - 2010 )
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Bees, Wasps, and Ants


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Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It's no exaggeration to say that a garden can't be understood without an understanding of its insects. Bees, Wasps, and Ants explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden. Part One includes a summary of their biology and a tour of what role they play in each part of the garden. Part Two takes a closer look at the individual groups within the family, including sawflies, horntails, woodwasps, parasitic wasps, predatory wasps, bees, and ants. Bees, Wasps, and Ants is sure to persuade even the most insectphobic reader to invite these fascinating creatures into their gardens.
Authors: Grissell, Eric
Title: Bees, wasps, and ants
the indispensable role of Hymenoptera in gardens
Publisher: Portland, Or. :, Timber Press,, 2010
Characteristics: 335 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Eric Grissell
Contents: Part 1. An overview of bees, wasps, and ants
The impact of bees, wasps, and ants on our lives
What are Hymenoptera?
Some basics of Hymenopteran biology
A garden of Hymenoptera
Part 2. The lives of Hymenoptera
The garden's cows: sawflies
The garden's police: true parasitoids, stinging parasitoids, and a few surprises
The garden's wolves: predatory wasps
The garden's pollinators: bees
The garden's recyclers: ants
Epilogue
Hymenopteran families and their primary larval feeding habits
ISBN: 9780881929881
0881929883
Branch Call Number: 595.79 G8698b 2010
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