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Author New, T. R.

Title Hymenoptera and conservation / T. R. New
Published Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2012


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 MELB  595.79 New/Hac  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Contents note continued: Urban environments -- Practical conservation -- 9.Species Case Histories -- Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini) -- The great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) -- Wallace's bee (Chalicodoma pluto) -- Neopasiphae simplicior in Western Australia -- The antennal-waving wasp (Tachysphex pechumani) -- The dinosaur ant (Nothomyrmecia macrops) -- The red-barbed ant (Formica rufibarbis) in Britain -- 10.Assessing Conservation Progress and Priorities for the Future -- Introduction: The basic need -- Monitoring -- The milieux of concern
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introducing Hymenoptera and their Conservation -- Perspective -- Classification and diversity -- Importance for conservation -- Social life and conservation -- 2.Alien Hymenoptera in Classical Biological Control -- Introducing a dilemma -- Conservation concerns -- 3.The Junction of Biological Control and Conservation: Conservation Biological Control and Cultural Control -- 4.Introduced Bees: Threats or Benefits? -- 5.Social Wasps and Ants as Aliens -- Social wasps -- Ants -- Current perspective -- 6.Pollinator Declines -- Introducing the concerns -- Threats to pollinators -- Pathogens and parasites -- Pesticides -- Pollution -- 7.Levels of Conservation Concern and the Shortcomings of Current Practice -- Foci for conservation -- Species focus -- Biotope and habitat focus -- 8.Habitat Parameters and Manipulation -- Defining and assessing habitats in the landscape -- Habitat manipulations for conservation -- Natural and agricultural environments --
Summary Hymenoptera, the bees, wasps and ants have massive ecological importance as pollinators and as predators or parasitoids of other insects.The first such account for the whole of the Hymenoptera discusses a range of themes to introduce the insects and their conservation roles and needs
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-213) and index
Subject Endangered species.
Hymenoptera -- Conservation.
LC no. 2012008091
ISBN 9780470671801 (cloth)