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mason bee

n.
Any of various solitary bees of the family Megachilidae that build nests from mud, chewed leaves, or resin.

mason bee

n
(Animals) any bee of the family Megachilidae that builds a hard domelike nest of sand, clay, etc, held together with saliva
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Noun1.mason bee - any of numerous solitary bees that build nests of hardened mud and sandmason bee - any of numerous solitary bees that build nests of hardened mud and sand
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
family Megachilidae, Megachilidae - leaf-cutting and mason bees
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Ceratina hieroglyphica, Halictus subauratus, Osmia caerulescens were reported first time from Pakistan.
Before beginning this lesson, research should be completed to ensure that a species of mason bee or Osmia is present in the local community so students can help that bee population grow.
Nesting site density and distribution affects Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) reproductive success and almond yield in a commercial orchard.
Most of the bees collected in this study were megachilids, including Osmia lignaria, a native bee that builds nest partitions from macerated mud (Bosch, 1994); Anthidium maculosum, a small native bee that lines its nest cells with plant trichomes (Alcock et al.
lapidarius, Megachile rotundata y Osmia lignaria) han demostrado que la sensibilidad a los insecticidas puede variar dependiendo de la especie de abeja (Thompson, 2001, Scott-Dupree, Conroy, & Harris, 2009).
Work on the pollinating biology of Osmia (Chalcosmia) carulescens Linne (Hymenoptera; Megachilidae) in relation to alfalfa (Medicago sativa Linne) should be mentioned [27].
The activity of amylase in Osmia bicornis was increased when it treated with methoprene (insect growth regulators) [35].
Also, the Swedish study found that wild Osmia bicornis bees nested at six of the eight untreated sites but at none of the treated ones.
Rust, 2001, "A Phylogenetic Analysis of Nesting Behavior in the Genus Osmia (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)", Annals of the Entomological Society of America, vol.
2005), the xylocopine Ceratina calcarata (Rehan and Richards, 2010), and the megachilids Osmia rufa (Seidelmann, 2006; Seidelmann et al.
Raw A (1976) The behaviour of males of the solitary bee Osmia rufa (Megachilidae) searching for females.