Beginners Guide to Pollinators and Other Flower Visitors
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
An illustrated beginner's field guide to insect flower visitors, including pollinators. The guide provides concise descriptions, photos and life history information of the most common insects found visiting flowers. It includes time of year, geographic area and favorite flowers. Also mentioned are those that act as pollinators and whether they may sting.
Beginner's Guide to Pollinators and Other Flower Visitors
A wonderful basic reference. I learned that more species pollinate than I thought: primarily accidentally by lying in wait for prey, like ambush bugs. They may be very minor pollinators but they do help.
I wish the author had covered Canadian Tiger Swallowtails and the confusion differentiating them from Easterns. That's a big problem for us here, but, I am sure, not for her. She also doesn't spend much time with the abundant syrphids. But this is a beginner's book.
I love the references at the end and obtained the author's PDF book on bee basics. There are clickable links to al species and groups mentioned in the book.
If you are a. bugophile you must get this book. Just don't get it from iTunes or you can only read it in iBooks. If you do, contact me about converting it for Kindle.