leafcutter bee


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leafcutter bee

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(Animals) any of various solitary bees of the genus Megachile that nest in soil or rotten wood, constructing the cells in which they lay their eggs from pieces of leaf
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Alfalfa has a number of native pollinators, including wild bees from the Megachile and Bombus genera, and the well-known and widely studied leafcutter bee and honeybee.
The alfalfa crop's other pollinator, the alfalfa leafcutter bee, is also free-living, though not native to the United States.
Various species of leafcutter bee have been found to be much better pollinators of alfalfa, blueberries, carrots, sunflowers and onions than honeybees.
But he and his colleagues are working on a second strategy to counteract such an incursion: the introduction of alternative pollinators such as the Canadian leafcutter bee.
bifarius) and other solitary bees [especially the Western leafcutter bee (Megachile perihirta) and andrenids (Andrena salicifloris)].
A new leafcutter bee species is named in honor of linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky.
JIM BRADY, intrigued by the activities of the leafcutter bee, watched them trimming the leaves of garden lilies in Prescot, while further investigations at the National Wildflower Centre, Huyton, revealed they also have a liking for the leaves of seedling beeches there.
Effect of environment and equipment on productivity of alfalfa leafcutter bee (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in southern Alberta, Canada.
The multi-chamber design attracts the largest variety of beneficial insects, including mason bees, leafcutter bees, lacewings, ladybugs and more.