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New orchid bee guide

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

A new guide to the orchid bees of tropical America is now available. Co-authored by David Roubik, Staff Scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and Paul E. Hanson, and published by Costa Rica's National Biodiversity Institute (INBio), this bilingual field guide provides a "comprehensive review of orchid bee studies aimed at both biologists and those bold enough approach rainforest bees out of curiosity."

Roubik, D.W.; Hanson, P.E. 2004. Abejas de orquídeas de la América tropical: Biología y guía de campo / Orchid bees of tropical America: Biology and field guide. 1 ed. Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, INBio, Heredia, Costa Rica. 370 pp. $17.00.


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