The bibliography of and taxa proposed by Charles D. Michener


  • Michael S. Engel University of Kansas



Apoidea, Anthophila


In honor of Distinguished Professor and Curator Emeritus Charles D. Michener’s 97th birthday, the Journal of Melittology publishes this special issue tabulating his expansive list of publications, the vast majority of which entail studies on the systematics and biology of bees  (Apoidea: Anthophila) and represents some of the most significant contributions to the subject.  In total, this treatment covers Michener’s 514 citable items between 1935 and September of the present year (an astonishing eight-decade-long span of publishing!).  Many of the works provide descriptions of new taxa and the bibliography is annotated to indicate those novel taxonomic acts included in each publication.  To this is added an accounting of all of the species-, genus-, and family-group names established by Michener during this same period, and organized by both taxonomic group and rank.  Naturally, given Michener’s lifetime of work devoted to bees, the vast majority of these are of the Anthophila, but it does also include his taxonomic output on Acari, Lepidoptera, and Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera).


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Alexander, C.P. 1944. New Nearctic crane-flies (Tipulidae, Diptera); part XXI. Canadian Entomologist 76(8): 166–172.

Alexander, C.P. 1959. Undescribed species of nematocerous Diptera. Part VI. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 54(2): 37–43.

Allen, H.W. 1971. A monographic study of the genus Tiphia (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae) of western North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 97(2): 201–359.

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Ayala, R., & M.S. Engel. 2008. A new species of Eufriesea from Jalisco, México, with a key to Mexican species of the genus (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Beiträge zur Entomologie 58(2): 227–237.

Benson, R.B. 1948. Prof. Theodore D.A. Cockerell. Nature 161(4085): 229–230.

Bohart, G.E. 1965. A new genus of dufoureine bee from Texas (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 58(3): 319–321.

Bohart, R.M. 1940. A revision of the North American species of Pterocheilus and notes on related genera (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 33(1): 162–208.

Brooks, R.W. 1988. Systematics and phylogeny of the anthophorine bees (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae; Anthophorini). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 53(9): 436–575.

Brooks, R.W., & M.S. Engel. 1998. New bees of the genus Ischnomelissa Engel, with a key to the species (Hymenoptera, Halictidae, Augochlorini). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 45(2): 181–189.

Byers, G.W. 1978. [Untitled preface]. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 51(4): 529–530.

Chillcott, J.G. 1960. A revision of the Nearctic species of Fanniinae (Diptera: Muscidae). Canadian Entomologist, Supplement 92(14): 5–295.

Clench, H.K. 1943. Supplementary notes on Calisto (Lepidoptera: Satyridae). Psyche 50(3–4): 115.

Cross, E.A. 1958. A revision of the bees of the subgenus Epinomia in the New World (Hymenoptera-Halictidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 38, Part 2(16): 1261–1301.

Daly, H.V. 1973. Bees of the genus Ceratina in America north of Mexico (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). University of California Publications in Entomology 74: 1–114.

Dillon, L.S. 1948. The tribe Catagrammini (Lepidoptera-Nymphalidae): Part I, The genus Catagramma and allies. Scientific Publications, Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery 8: 1–113.

Eickwort, G.C. 1969. A comparative morphological study and generic revision of the augochlorine bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 48(13): 325–524.

Eickwort, G.C. 1978. Mexalictus, a new genus of sweat bees from North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae, Halictinae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 51(4): 567–580.

Engel, M.S. 1996 [1997]. New augochlorine bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in Dominican amber, with a brief review of fossil Halictidae. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, Supplement 69(4): 334–345.

Engel, M.S. 2001. A monograph of the Baltic amber bees and evolution of the Apoidea (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 259: 1–192.

Engel, M.S. 2005a. Family-group names for bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). American Museum Novitates 3476: 1–33.

Engel, M.S. 2005b. A note on the taxonomy of some fossil bees from Germany (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 78(1): 82–83.

Engel, M.S. 2015. A replacement name in the genus Heriades (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Melittology 51: 1–2.

Engel, M.S., J.S. Ascher, & D.A. Yanega. 2008. Ancylini Michener, 1944 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): Proposed emendation of spelling to Ancylaini, to remove homonymy with Ancylini Rafinesque, 1815 (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 65(3): 198–201.

Evans, H.E. 1961. A revision of the genus Pseudisobrachium in North and Central America (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 126(2): 211–318, +5 pls.

Exley, E.M. 1968. Revision of the genus Euryglossina Cockerell (Apoidea: Colletidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 16(6): 915–1020.

Exley, E.M. 1978. A new species of Xanthesma from Australia (Apoidea: Colletidae: Euryglossinae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 51(4): 781–786.

Fluke, C.L. 1953. New Syrphidae from North America (Diptera). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 26(4): 125–129.

Fox, R.M., & H.G. Real. 1971. A monograph of the Ithomiidae (Lepidoptera). Part IV. The tribe Napeogenini Fox. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 15: i–vi+1–368.

Genaro, J.A. 2001. Especie nueva de Melissoptila para Cuba y La Española (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Avicennia 14: 61–64.

Gess, F.W. 1968. Further contribution to the knowledge of the South African species of the genus Ceramius Latreille (Hymenoptera: Masaridae). Novos Taxa Entomológicos 57: 3–14.

Gonzalez, V.H., & T.L. Griswold. 2013. Wool carder bees of the genus Anthidium in the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): Diversity, host plant associations, phylogeny, and biogeography. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168(2): 221–425.

Goodnight, C.J., & M.L. Goodnight. 1947. Studies on the phalangid fauna of Central America. American Museum Novitates 1340: 1–21.

Gordh, G. 1975. The comparative external morphology and systematics of the Neotropical parasitic fig wasp genus Idarnes (Hymenoptera: Torymidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 50(9): 389–455.

Gould, D.J. 1956. The larval trombiculid mites of California (Acarina: Trombiculidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 11(1): 1–116.

Gould, J. 2015. Q&A Charles Michener: A life with bees. Nature 521(7552, Supplement): S66.

Greenberg, B. 1952. A review of the New World Acomatacarus (Acarina, Trombiculidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 45(3): 473–491.

Griswold, T.L. 1986. A new heriadine bee from the Mojave Desert. Southwestern Entomologist 11(3): 165–169.

Gupta, R.K. 1993. Taxonomic Studies on the Megachilidae of North-Western India (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Apoidea). Scientific Publishers; Jodhpur, India; [iv]+294 pp.

Gusenleitner, F., & M. Schwarz. 2000. Nomenklatorische Aktualisierungen in der Bienengattung Andrena sowie Beschreibung einer neuen Art (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Andreninae). Entomofauna 21(10): 105–116.

Hall, C.C., Jr. 1967. The Eriophyoidea of Kansas. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 47(9): 601–675.

Hepner, L.W. 1972. New species of Erythroneura (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Florida Entomologist 55(4): 266–272.

Hesse, A.J. 1969. The Mydaidae (Diptera) of southern Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 54: 1–388, +2 pls.

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Hirashima, Y. 1966. Comments on Nomia (Ptilonomia) with descriptions of two new species from New Guinea (Hymenoptera, Halictidae). Kontyû 34(4): 293–297.

Hirashima, Y. 1989. A synopsis of the bee genus Palaeorhiza Perkins (Hymenoptera, Colletidae) of New Guinea. Part VIII. Subgenus Callorhiza. Esakia 28: 1–9, +1 pl.

Hurd, P.D., Jr. 1978. Bamboo-nesting carpenter bees (genus Xylocopa Latreille) of the subgenus Stenoxylocopa Hurd and Moure (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 51(4): 746–764.

Hurd, P.D., Jr., & E.G. Linsley. 1976. The bee family Oxaeidae with a revision of the North American species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 220: 1–75.

James, M.T. 1938. Notes on some North American Mydaidae (Diptera). Entomological News 49(3): 63–64.

James, M.T. 1950. Some new and poorly-known Adoxomyiinae (Diptera, Stratiomyidae) from the Southwest. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 23(2): 71–73.

James, M.T., & G.C. Steyskal. 1952. A review of the Nearctic Stratiomyini (Diptera, Stratiomyidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 45(3): 385–412.

Kerr, W.E., J.F. Pisani, & D. Aily. 1967. Aplicação de princípios modernos à sistemática do gênero Melipona Illiger, com a divisão em dois subgêneros (Hymenoptera, Apoidea). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 20(13): 135–145.

Klimov, P.B., & B.M. OConnor. 2008. Morphology, evolution, and host associations of bee-associated mites of the family Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata) with a monographic revision of North American taxa. Miscellaneous Publications Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 199: vi+1–243.

Krishna, K., & F.M. Weesner, editors. 1969. Biology of Termites [Volume 1]. Academic Press; New York, NY; xiii+598 pp.

Krishna, K., & F.M. Weesner, editors. 1970. Biology of Termites [Volume II]. Academic Press; New York, NY; xiv+[i]+643 pp.

Krombein, K.V. 1950. The aculeate Hymenoptera of Micronesia. II. Colletidae, Halictidae, Megachilidae, and Apidae. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 14(1): 101–142.

LaBerge, W.E. 1961. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part III (Hymenoptera, Apidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 42(5): 283–663.

LaBerge, W.E. 1978. Andrena (Callandrena) micheneriana, a remarkable new bee from Arizona and Mexico (Apoidea: Andrenidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 51(4): 592–596.

Leclercq, J. 1974. Crabroniens d’Australie (Hymenoptera Sphecidae Crabroninae). Bulletin et Annales de la Société Royal Belge d’Entomologie 110(1–3): 37–57.

Levi, H.W. 1963. American spiders of the genus Theridion (Araneae, Theridiidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 129(10): 481–592, +13 pls.

Linsley, E.G. 1939. New species of Stelis from California (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae). Entomological News 50(9): 250–255.

Linsley, E.G. 1943. Revisions of the genera Townsendiella, Triopasites and Paranomada (Hymenoptera: Nomadidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 69(2–3): 93–106.

Lipovsky, L.J., D.A. Crossley, Jr., & R.B. Loomis. 1955. A new genus of chigger mites (Acarina, Trombiculidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 28(4): 136–143.

MacRae, T.C. 2015. Charles D. Michener: 80 years of scientific publications. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 91(2): 207–209.

Michener, C.D. 2000. The Bees of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press; Baltimore, MD; xiv+[i]+913 pp., +16 pls.

Michener, C.D. 2007. The professional development of an entomologist. Annual Review of Entomology 52: 1–15.

Michener, H. 1925. Polygamy practiced by the house finch. Condor 27(3): 116.

Michener, H. 1927. Traps for banders. Condor 29(2): 116–117.

Michener, H. 1928. Banding records. News from the Bird Banders 3(2): 22.

Michener, H., & J.R. Michener. 1926. Studies on 1170 banded house finches. Condor 28(6): 254–257.

Michener, H., & J.R. Michener. 1931. Variation in color of male house finches. Condor 33(1): 12–19.

Michener, J.R. 1953. Molt and variations in plumage patterns of mockingbirds at Pasadena, California. Condor 55(2): 75–89.

Michez, D., C. Eardley, M. Kuhlmann, & S. Patiny. 2007. Revision of the bee genus Capicola (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae) distributed in the southwest of Africa. European Journal of Entomology 104(2): 311–340.

Mitchell, T.B. 1936 [1937]. A revision of the genus Megachile in the Nearctic Region. Part V. Taxonomy of subgenus Xeromegachile (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 62(4): 323–382.

Mitchell, T.B. 1962. Bees of the eastern United States [Volume II]. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 152: 1–557.

Moure, J.S. 1956a. Seis espécies novas de Chloralictus do Sul do Brasil (Hymenopt.-Apoidea). Dusenia 7(2): 107–117.

Moure, J.S. 1956b. Algumas espécies novas de Colletes do Brasil e do Chile (Hymenopt.-Apoidea). Dusenia 7(4): 197–210.

Moure, J.S. 1975. Notas sobre as espécies de Melipona descritas por Lepeletier em 1836 (Hymenoptera-Apidae). Revista Brasileira de Biologia 35(4): 615–623.

Needham, J.G., J.R. Traver, & Y.-C. Hsu. 1935. The Biology of Mayflies, with a Systematic Account of North American Species. Comstock Publishing; Ithaca, NY; xiv+759 pp.

Orfila, R.N., & N.H. Rossi. 1956. Nuevos nombres genéricos en Lepidoptera. Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 19: 27–29.

Ortiz-Sánchez, J. 2007. Charles Duncan Michener (1918– ), una larga vida dedicada a la Entomología (I). Biografía y publicaciones. Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología 31(1–2): 17–63.

Packer, L. 2007. Mydrosoma micheneri Packer, new species, a new diphaglossine bee from Brazil (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 16(2): 277–280.

Pasteels, J.J. 1968. A new species of Pachyanthidium (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 41(4): 481–483.

Pauly, A. 1986. Les abeilles de la sous-famille des Halictinae en Nouvelle-Guinée et dans l’Archipel Bismarck (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Halictidae). Zoologische Verhandelingen 227: 1–58.

Pauly, A. 2001. Tribu Anthidiini. Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika, Annalen, Zoologische Wetenschappen [Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Annales, Sciences Zoologiques] 286: 226–231, +1 pl.

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Pesenko, Y.A., & A. Pauly. 2005. Monograph of the bees of the subfamily Nomioidinae (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) of Africa (excluding Madagascar). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 41(2): 129–236.

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Ribble, D.W. 1968. Revisions of two subgenera of Andrena: Micrandrena Ashmead and Derandrena, new subgenus (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 8(5): 237–394.

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Roberts, R.B., & R.W. Brooks. 1987. Agapostemonine bees of Mesoamerica (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 53(7): 357–392.

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Ruz, L., & H. Toro. 1983. Revision of the bee genus Liphanthus (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 52(8): 235–299.

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