PUBLICATIONS

Listed here are both "real" publications and a few newsletter pieces that need not yet be forgotten.

Biology; History of Science; Ethnobiology, Folklore and Language; Translations;

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 BIOLOGY

 

1976. Starr, C.K.  Nest reutilization by Polistes metricus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) and possible limitation of multiple foundress associations by parasitoids.  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 49:142-144.  [PDF]

 

1978. Starr, C.K.  Nest reutilization in North American Polistes (Hymenoptera: Vespidae): Two possible selective factors.  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 51:394-397.  [PDF]

 

1979. Starr, C.K.  Origin and evolution of insect sociality: A review of modern theory.  Pp. 35-79 in: H.R. Hermann (ed.), Social Insects. Vol. 1.  New York: Academic Press.  [PDF]

 

1981. Starr, C.K.  Trail-sharing by two species of Polyrhachis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).  Philippine Entomologist 5:5-8.  [PDF]

 

1983. Starr, C.K., E. Schoenig & M.J.P. Cañete.  USC-ViSCA biological expedition to Palawan, May-June 1982: Entomological Record.  Philippine Scientist 20:129-138.  [PDF]

 

1984. Starr, C.K.  Sperm competition, kinship and sociality in the aculeate Hymenoptera.  Pp. 427-464 in: R.L. Smith (ed.), Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Animal Mating Systems.  New York: Academic Press.  [PDF]

 

1984. Matthews, R.W. & C.K. Starr.  Microstigmus comes wasps have a method of nest construction unique among social insects.  Biotropica 16:55-58.  [PDF]

 

1985. Starr, C.K.  A simple pain scale for field comparison of hymenopteran stings.  Journal of Entomological Science 20:225-232.  [PDF]

 

1985. Starr, C.K.  Enabling mechanisms in the origin of sociality in the Hymenoptera: The sting's the thing.  Annals of the Entomological Society of America 78:836-840.  [PDF]

 

1985. Starr, C.K.  What if workers in social hymenoptera were males?  Journal of Theoretical Biology 117:11-18.  [PDF]

 

1986. Schmidt, J.O., Sô. Yamane, M. Matsuura & C.K. Starr.  Hornet venoms: Lethal activity and defensive roles.  Toxicon 24:950-954.  [PDF]

 

1987. Starr, C.K., P.J. Schmidt & J.O. Schmidt.  Nest-site preferences of the giant honey bee, Apis dorsata, in Borneo.  Pan-Pacific Entomologist 63:37-42.  [PDF]

 

1987. Starr, C.K.  A colony of the hornet Vespa philippinensis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).  Insectes Sociaux 34:1-9.  [PDF]

 

1987. Starr, C.K.  Queen or worker: Which is the original honey bee? (Hymenoptera: Apidae).  Sociobiology 13:287-293.  [PDF]

 

1987. Starr, C.K. & S.F. Sakagami.  An extraordinary concentration of stingless bee colonies in the Philippines, with notes on nest structure (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Trigona spp.).  Insectes Sociaux 34:96-107.  [PDF]

 

1988. Starr, C.K.  The nesting association of the social wasps Mischocyttarus immarginatus and Polybia spp. in Costa Rica.  Biotropica 20:171-173.  [PDF]

 

1988. Starr, C.K.  Sexual behavior in Dictyna volucripes (Araneae: Dictynidae).  Journal of Arachnology 16:321-330.  [PDF]

 

1989. Starr, C.K.  In reply, is the sting the thing?  Annals of the Entomological Society of America 82:6-8.  [PDF]

 

1989. Starr, C.K.  The ins and outs of a tropical social wasp nest.  Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 91:26-28.  [PDF]

 

1989. Starr, C.K.  An illusion of assortative mating in Dysdercus poecilus (Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae).  Oriental Insects 23:177-181.  [PDF]

 

1989. Mooi, R., P.F. Cannell, V.A. Funk, P.M. Mabee, R.T. O'Grady & C.K. Starr.  Historical perspectives, ecology, and tiger beetles: An alternative discussion.  Systematic Zoology 38:191-195.  [PDF]

 

1989. Starr, C.K.  Bombus folsomi and the origin of Philippine bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae).  Systematic Entomology 14:411-415.  [PDF]

 

1990. Starr, C.K. & R.S. Jacobson.  Nest structure in Philippine hornets (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Vespa spp.).  Japanese Journal of Entomology 58:125-143.  [PDF]

 

1990. Starr, C.K. & J.G. Geronimo.  Habitat and foraging observations on an oriental bumble bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae).  Ethology Ecology & Evolution 2:373-379.  [PDF]

 

1990. Starr, C.K.  Holding the fort: Colony defense in some primitively social wasps.  Pp. 421-463 in: D.L. Evans & J.O. Schmidt (eds.), Insect Defenses: Adaptive Mechanisms and Strategies of Prey and Predators.  Stony Brook: SUNY Press.  [PDF]

 

1991. Starr, C.K.  The nest as the locus of social life.  Pp. 520-539 in: In: K.G. Ross & R.W. Matthews (eds.), The Social Biology of Wasps.  Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press.  [PDF]

 

1991. Starr, C.K., R.F. Severson & S.J. Kays.  Volatile chemicals from sweet potato and other Ipomoea: Effects on the behavior of Cylas formicarius.  Pp. 235-246 in: R.K. Jansson & K.V. Raman (eds.), Sweet Potato Pest Management: A Global Perspective.  Boulder: Westview.  [PDF]

 

1991. Starr, C.K.  [Social insects in Taiwan.]  Taichung: National Museum of Natural Science  92 pp.  (Chinese; publisher's translation of my English text)

 

1992. Starr, C.K.  The social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) of Taiwan.  Bulletin of the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung (3):93-138.  [PDF]  [Colour plate]

 

1992. Starr, C.K.  The bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of Taiwan.  Bulletin of the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung (3):139-157.  [PDF]  [Colour plate]

 

1992. Starr, C.K. & H.Y. Wang.  Pachyrhynchine weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) of the Islands Fringing Taiwan.  Journal of the Taiwan Museum 45(2):5-14. B&W plates 484KB [PDF]; [Colour plate]

 

1994. Starr, C.K.  The role of biosystematics in integrated pest management.  Pp. 311-316 in: D. Walmsley (ed.), Integrated Pest Management: New Strategies for the Caribbean Farmer.  St Augustine, Trinidad: CTA/CARDI.

 

1994. Starr, C.K.  Present status of biosystematics in the wider Caribbean: The basis for CariNET.  Pp. 43-49 in: T. Jones & M.A. Cook (eds.), Proceedings of the Caribbean LOOP Planning Meeting, Santo Domingo 26-27 November 1993.  London: CAB-International.

 

1995. Starr, C.K. & L.R. Hernández L. A Daytime Resting Aggregation of Male Pepsis sericans (Pompilidae). Sphecos (29):12-13. [PDF]

 

1996.  Macalintal, E.A. & C.K. Starr.  Comparative morphology of the stinger in the social wasp genus Ropalidia (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).  Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington (17):108-115.  [PDF]

 

1997.  Starr, C.K., D.D. Wilson, R.F. Severson & S.J. Kays.  Sexual dimorphism in the sweet-potato weevil Cylas formicarius (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).  Canadian Entomologist 129:61-69.  [PDF]

 

1998.  C.K. Starr.  Field observations of Tropidacris collaris (Orthoptera: Romaleidae).  Living World (Port of Spain) 1997-1998:46-47.  [PDF]

 

1999.  Starr, C.K.  Systematics and comparative biology of the honeybees.  Proceedings of the First Caribbean Congress of Beekeeping, Tobago 1998  pp.72-92.  [PDF]

 

1999.  Mohammed, F. & C.K. Starr.  Comparative foraging of the sympatric stingless bees Trigona nigra and Partamona nigrior (Apidae: Meliponini).  Proceedings of the Section Experimental and Applied Entomology of the Netherlands Entomological Society 10:195-202.  [PDF]

 

2000.  Carpenter, J.M. & C.K. Starr.  A new genus of hover wasps from Southeast Asia (Hymenoptera: Vespidae; Stenogastrinae).  American Museum Novitates (3291): 1-12.  [PDF]

 

2002.  Starr, C.K., S. Boodram, D.N. Stephens, K.S. Andrews, S.T. Ballah, M.N. Gowrie, P.M. Jagoo, N.M. St-Aimée & C.A. Western.  Does brightness meaning warning colouration in butterfly wings?  Living World (Port of Spain) 2002:49-50.  [PDF]

 

2002.  Starr, C.K.  Observations relating to populations of the giant grasshopper Tropidacris cristata in Trinidad, West Indies.  Living World (Port of Spain) 2002:57. [PDF]

 

2003.  Starr, C.K. & A.W. Hook.  The aculeate Hymenoptera of Trinidad, West Indies.  Occasional Papers of the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies (12):1-31.  [PDF]

 

2003.  Scheffrahn, R.H., J. Krecek, B. Maharajh, J.A. Chase, J.R. Mangold & C.K. Starr.  Termite fauna (Isoptera) of Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies.  Occasional Papers of the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies (12):33-38.  [PDF]

 

2004.  Starr, C.K. & J.N. Sewlal.  An observation of nest relocation in the ant Cephalotes atratusLiving World (Port of Spain) 2004:11. [PDF]

 

2004.  Sewlal, J.N. & C.K. Starr.  Observations of nest and colony structure of the neotropical ant Dolichoderus attelaboides (Formicide: Dolichoderinae).  Living World (Port of Spain) 2004:20-22. [PDF]

 

2004.  Starr, C.K.  Nesting biology of the solitary wasp Pison argentatum (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) in Borneo and the Philippines.  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77:565-572.  [PDF]

 

2005.  Starr, C.K.  Defensive whirling behaviour in an Antillean daddy-longlegs spider (Araneae: Pholcidae).  Living World (Port of Spain) 2005:52.  [PDF]

 

2005.  Starr, C.K.  Observaciones sobre Cyrtophora citricola (Araneae: Araneidae) en Haiti.  Cucuyo 15, 2005.  [PDF]

 

2006.  Starr, C.K. & A.W. Hook.  Polistes goeldii (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) is a widespread but rare social wasp.  Journal of Hymenoptera Research 15:177-180.  [PDF]

 

2006.  Starr, C.K.  Steps toward a general theory of the colony cycle in social insects.  Pp. 1-20 in: V.E. Kipyatkov (ed.), Life Cycles in Social Insects.  St Petersburg: St Petersburg Univ. Press.  [PDF]

 

2006.  Kadir, J.,R. Lewis & C.K. Starr.  Notes on niche separation in the neotropical social wasps Polistes lanio and Polistes versicolor (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).  Living World (Port of Spain) 2006:27-29.  [PDF]

 

2006.  Starr, C.K. & J.N. Sewlal.  Web height as a niche separator in two Antillean orb-weaving spiders.  Living World (Port of Spain) 2006:55-56.  [PDF]

 

2006.  Hashim, R. bin, C.K. Starr & S. Turillazzi.  Nest and species description of the Southeast-Asian hover wasp Eustenogaster gibbosa n. sp. (Hymenoptera, Vespidae).  Tropical Zoology 19:289-296.  [PDF]

 

2006.  Hook, A.W. & C.K. Starr.  Trypoxylon (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) in Tobago, West Indies.  Caribbean Journal of Science 42:258-260.   [PDF]

 

2007.  Lee, X.Q. & C.K. Starr.  Violent combat among Polistes gigas males (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).  Sociobiology 50:337-342.  [PDF]

 

2007.  Sewlal, J. N. & C.K. Starr. Preliminary Survey for Spiders on Nevis, West Indies. Living World (Port of Spain). 2007:86-87.  [PDF]

 

2007.  Rusina, L.Yu., I.Yu. Rusin, C.K. Starr, A.V. Fateryga & L.A. Firman.  Modes of colony foundation by females of different morphotypes in paper wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistes Latr.).  Entomological Review 87:1155-1173.  [Original russian version in Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 86:750-772.]  [Russian] [English]

 

2008.  Sewlal, J.N. & C.K. Starr.  Observations of the insect Arachnocoris trinitatus (Heteroptera: Nabidae) as an inquiline of the spider Mesabolivar aurantiacus (Araneae: Pholcidae).  Caribbean Journal of Science 44:132-135.  [PDF]

2008.  Sewlal, J.N. & C.K. Starr.  New records of daddy-longlegs spiders (Pholcidae) in the Lesser Antilles, West Indies.  Living World (Port of Spain) 2008:78. [PDF]

 2009.  Sewlal, J.N. & C.K. Starr.  Observations of the insect Arachnocoris trinitatus (Heteroptera: Nabidae) as an inquiline of the spider Coryssocnemis simla (Araneae: Pholcidae) in the West Indies.  Zoolsystematica Rossica 18:59-61. [PDF

2009.  Starr, C.K.  ¿Cómo viven los insectos sociales?  Siete respuestas a Zapata Olivella.  Tacayá (Bogotá) (16):4-7. [Spanish] [English

2009.  Starr, C.K. & D. Vélez.  A dense daytime aggregation of solitary bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Centridini) in the Lesser Antilles.  Journal of Hymenoptera Research 18:175-77. [PDF]

Starr, C.K. 2009. Warum gibt es keine solitären Hummeln? bembiX (29):13-15. [German] [English]

2009.  Starr, C.K.  Trinidad & Tobago.  Pp. 926-929 in: R. Gillespie & D. Clague (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Islands.  Berkeley: Univ. California Press. [PDF]

2010.  Ballah, S.T. & C.K. Starr.  Composition and activity of ant visitors to inflorescences of Heliconia hirsuta (Heliconiaceae).  Sociobiology 56:585-99. [PDF]
 

2010.  Merritt, N.R.C. & C.K. Starr.  Comparative nesting habits and colony composition of three arboreal termites (Isoptera: Termitidae) in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies.  Sociobiology56:611-22. [PDF]

 

2010.  Sewlal, J.N. & Starr, C.K. Preliminary Survey for Spiders on Anguilla, West Indies with Comparative Notes on St. Kitts-Nevis. Caribbean Journal of Science 46:116-119.  [PDF]

2010. Khan, I.,  C.K. Starr, H.P. Nelson & A. Lawrence.  Spatial and temporal diversity in ground level fruit feeding butterflies.  Pp. 30-41 in: A. Lawerence & H.P. Nelson (eds.), Proceedings of the 1st Research Symposium on Biodiversity inTrinidad and Tobago. St. Augustine: Dep’t of Life Sciences, Univ. of the West Indies. [PDF]

2011. O'Connor, T.K., C.K. Starr & S.A. Cameron. The neotropical social wasp Mischochyttarus 'alfkenii' Ducke (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) is a pair of ethospecies. Systematic Entomology 36:446-52.     To request a copy: ckstarr@gmail.com

 

2011. Manickchan, S.A., C.K. Starr, C. Ramjohn, S.V. Mahabir, K. Mahabir & R.S. Mohammed. The Distribution of the Frog Eleutherodactylus johnstonei (Amphibia:Eleutherodactylidae) in Trinidad, West Indies. Living World (Port of Spain) 2011:46-49.  [PDF]

2011. Starr, C.K. & J.N. Sewlal. First record of the social spider Cyrtophora citricola (Araneae:Araneidae) in the Bahamas. Living World (Port of Spain) 2011:78-79[PDF]

2011. Starr, C.K. & J.N. Sewlal. A range extension of the social wasp Polistes bahamensis (Hymenoptera:Vespidae). The International Journal of Bahamian Studies. 17(2):1-2.   [PDF]

2011. Sewlal, J.N. & C.K. Starr. Preliminary survey on spider fauna of Great Inagua, Bahamas, West Indies. The International Journal of Bahamian Studies. 17(2):3-8.   [PDF]

2011. Rusina, L.Yu., L.A., Firman, I.Yu. Rusin & C.K. Starr. Pulp portioning and worker specialization in polistine wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae). Entomological Review. 91(7): 820-827. (Orig. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 90:514-523.) [Russian]  [English]

2012.  Scobie, A.A. & C.K. Starr.  Nest structure of the neotropical social wasp Mischocyttarus baconi (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).  Sociobiology. 59:235-39.    [PDF]

2012. Starr, C.K. Swartzia pinnata (Fabaceae) seeds are dispersed by bats.  Brenesia. 78: 84-85. [PDF]

2012. Starr, C.K. Nesting biology and sex ratio in a neotropical spider wasp, Priochilus captivum (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae).  Tropical Zoology. 2012, 1-5. [PDF]

2013. White, S. & C.K. Starr. Comings and goings of Agelaia multipicta (Hymenoptera: Polistinae) in Trinidad, West Indies. Living World (Port of Spain) 2013:59-60[PDF]

2014.  Starr, C.K.  Things we don't know about West Indian social wasps.   Living World (Port of Spain) 2014:74-81.

2015.  Starr, C.K. The nesting habit of the termite Nasutitermes corniger on a very small oceanic island.   Living World (Port of Spain) 2015:62-63.

2015.  Starr, C.K. & J.M. Nelson.  Differential nest parasitism in three sympatric social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistes spp.) in the West Indies.  Sociobiology 62:604-606.

2016.  Alexander, D.-M. & C.K. Starr.  Comparative activity patterns of some neotropical bees in a suburban area in Trinidad, West Indies.  Living World (Port of Spain) 2016:9-10.

2016. Alexander, D.M. & C.K. Starr.  Comparative activity patterns of some neotropical bees in a suburban area of Trinidad. West Indies. Living World (Port of Spain) 2016:9-10. [PDF]

2016. Scobie, A.A. & C.K. Starr.  Notes on colony composition of a social wasp, Mischocyttarus baconi (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Living World (Port of Spain) 2016:11-12. [PDF]

2016. Morpeth, J., J.N. Sewlal & C.K. Starr.  A preliminary survey for spiders on St. Eustatius, West Indies. Living World (Port of Spain) 2016:13-18. [PDF]

2016.  Pamintuan, P.E. & C.K. Starr.  Diet of the giant toad, Bufo marinus (Amphibia: Salientia), in a coastal habitat of the Philippines.  Tropical Agriculture 93:323-327.

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HISTORY OF SCIENCE

 

 

1985. Starr, C.K.  Jean-Henri Fabre and biological systematics.  DLSU Dialogue (Manila) 20:36-65.  [PDF]

 

1986. Starr, C.K.  Jean-Henri Fabre en face de la biosystématique.  Pp. 75-113 in: P. Rassat, Y. Delange & O. Collamand (eds.), Actes du Congrès Jean-Henri Fabre, Aniversaire du Jubilé (1910-1985).  Paris: Le Léopard d'Or.  [PDF]

 

1988.  Starr, C.K.  Jean-Henri Fabre and his entomological emotions.  Arsenal/Surrealist Subversion (6):118-119.  [PDF]

 

1992.  Starr, C.K. & W.B. Peck 1992.  Petrusewicz's escape -- the tall and the short of it.  American Arachnology (45):11-12.

 

1995.  Starr, C.K. & M.L. Jiménez.  The spiders of Hernández's Natural History of New Spain.  American Arachnology (51):11-12.  [PDF]

 

2003.  Starr, C.K.  The origin and early years of the IUSSI.  Pp. xi-xvi in: T. Kikuchi, N. Azuma & S. Higashi (eds.), Genes, Behaviors and Evolution of Social Insects.  Sapporo: Hokkaido Univ. Press.  [PDF]

 

2004.  Starr, C.K.  The meaning of natural history in our time.  Living World (Port of Spain) 2004 (Supplement):4-8.  [PDF]

 

2008.  Starr, C.K.  Ein Besuch im "Johannes-Dzierzon-Museum" in Kluczbork (Polen).  bembiX (27):32-39.  [German]  [English]

2009.  Starr, C.K. & J.N. Sewlal.  A love affair with a tropical island: Dave Hardy and the struggle to know Tobago’s biota.  Living World (Port of Spain) 2009:52-53. [PDF]

2011.  Starr, C.K.  In memoriam: Charles Noirot's life in entomology (1922 - 2010) Entomologica Americana 117(3):215-217. [PDF]

2013.  Starr, C.K. Allan W. Hook (1965-2013).  Living World (Port of Spain) 2013:28. [PDF]

2013.  Starr, C.K. & J.N. Sewlal. Of snakes and zoos: the life of Hans Boos.  Living World (Port of Spain) 2012:83-85. [PDF]

2014. Starr, C.K. Działalno​ść Dzierżona zostanie upowszechn​iona. Pszczelarstwo 2014(10):8. [Polish]  [English]

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ETHNOBIOLOGY, FOLKLORE AND LANGUAGE

 

 

1990. Starr, C.K. & M.E. Bozzoli de Wille.  Social wasps among the Bribri of Costa Rica.  Pp. 187-194 in: W.L. Overal (ed.), Ethnobiology: Implications and Applications. Part. B. Ethnozoology.  Belém: Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi.  [PDF]

 

1993. Starr, C.K.  Yami ethnoentomology.  Field Materials of the Institute of Ethnology. Academia Sinica (Taipei) (8):117-134.  [PDF]

 

1999.  Starr, C.K.  Anansi the spider-man: A West African trickster in the West Indies.  Occasional Papers of the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies (10):36-37.  [PDF]

 

2005.  Starr, C.K. & M.A. Thomas.  Vocabulary from a West-Indian men's room.  Maledicta 13:109-121.  [PDF]

 

2007.  Starr, C.K.  Compass points in English surnames.  Names 55:343-348.  [PDF]  [Data-set]

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TRANSLATIONS [all into English]

 

 

Dzierzon, J. 1845.  Gutachten über die von Hrn. Direktor Stöhr im ersten und zweiten Kapitel des General-Gutachtens aufgestellten Fragen.  Bienen-Zeitung (Eichstädt) 1:109-13, 119-21.  [PDF

 

Gebien, H. 1928.  Käfer als Ehebarometer.  Entomologische Mitteilungen 17:14.  In: Agham (Manila) 12:121, 1986. [PDF]

 

Henriques, A. & P.S. Moutinho 1994.  Algumas observações sobre a organização social de Pachycondyla crassinoda Latreille, 1802 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae).  Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 38:605-11. [PDF]

 

Jacobson, E. 1935.  Anteekeningen over Stenogastrinae.  Ent. Med. Ned.-Indië 1:15-19.  In: Sphecos (16):16-19, 1988.  [PDF]

 

Kerr, W.E., V.A. Nascimento & G.A. Carvalho 1994.  Há salvação para os meliponíneos?  Anais do Encontro sobre Abelhas, Ribeirão Preto 1:60-65.  In: Pegone (4):14-16.

 

Marchal, P. 1897.  La castration nutriciale chez les Hyménoptères sociales.  Comptes Rendus de la Société Biologie (Paris) (10) 4:556-557.  In: Sphecos (5):26-27, 1982. [PDF]

 

Roubaud, E. 1916.  Recherches biologiques sur les guêpes solitaires et sociales d'Afrique.  Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Zoologie) (10) 1:1-160.  [Pp 150-153, summary only.]  [PDF]

 

Voviekov, G.S. 1953.  [Natural requeening in bumble bee colonies.]  Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 33:174-181.  In: International Bee Research Association translation bank. [PDF]

 

 

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