sweat bee


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sweat bee

n.
Any of various small, ground-nesting bees of the family Halictidae that are attracted to the salt in perspiration.
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anonyma is a sweat bee, one of a variety of species that are attracted to human sweat.
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Social bee queens- like those in the tropical sweat bee species, Megalopta genalis in Panama-have bigger brain region responsible for learning and memory than in solitary queens, according to scientists.
Those commonly observed are the honey bee, the most common yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii), the large carpenter bee (Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex) and the ultra-green sweat bee (Agapostemon texanus) (table 4).
Ambush predation by the ponerine ant Ectatomma ruidum Roger (Formicidae) on a sweat bee Lasioglossum umbripenne (Halictidae), in Panama.
In Scotland and Northern Ireland, the sweat bee Halictus rubicundus could largely switch from its solitary life to forming small colonies by 2080, said Roger Schtirch of the University of Sussex in England.
Nest switching and guarding by the communal sweat bee Agapostemon virescens (Hymenoptera, Halictidae).
The male bee measures nearly 3 millimeters long, about the size of a modern-day sweat bee, says Bryan N.
The New World ant Ectatomma ruidum waits outside the tiny holes in the ground that lead to nests of the sweat bee Lasioglossum umbripenne, explains William T.
The researchers focused specifically on a certain kind of bee family called halictid bees, which are also known as sweat bees.
The bees' various social structures range from solitary bees (each female has her own nest and does all the work of gathering resources to feed her offspring) to the complex societies of social bees--such as bumble bees, sweat bees, and honey bees--which divide up the household duties.
These include solitary leaf cutter bees, communal sweat bees and social bumble bees.