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Noun1.Megachile - type genus of the Megachilidae: leaf-cutting beesMegachile - type genus of the Megachilidae: leaf-cutting bees
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Megachilidae, Megachilidae - leaf-cutting and mason bees
leaf-cutter, leaf-cutter bee, leaf-cutting bee - bee that cuts rounded pieces from leaves and flowers to line its nest
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For example, bamboo nests placed on the University of Costa Rica campus for six months yielded Megachile bees and two species of wasps that prey on cockroaches, Ampulex sp.
Megachile lanata (F.) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) is a polylectic pollinator that is native to India and northern Africa.
The giant bee, which can grow up to 1.5 inches and has a wingspan of 2.5, was first discovered in 1858 by young explorer Alfred Russel Wallace, who gave the bee its nameaWallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto).
The bee (full name Megachile pluto), which lives in the Indonesian island region of North Moluccas, makes its nest in termite mounds, using its large fang-like mandibles to collect sticky resin to protect its home from the termites.
For example, the Laurence Sanders image of a leafcutter bee Megachile macularis carrying a piece of cut leaf, about to enter an underground burrow where a sizeable wolf spider is sitting at the entrance (p.
Bumble bees (Bombus spp.), the eastern carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica L.), several species of halictids, the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.), the mining bee (Svastra atripes Cresson), and the leaf-cutter bee (Megachile brevis Say) were found to be common visitors of partridge pea flowers (Robertson, 1890; Hardin et al., 1972; Thorp and Estes, 1975; Wolfe and Estes, 1992; Williams et at, 2015).
For example, alfalfa flower has 12 ovules, its five of the six visitors (namely, Apis dorsata, Apis mellifera, Chalicodoma cephalotes, Chalicodoma rubripes, and Megachile nana) transfer >29 number of pollen grains in a single visit (Table 2).
binghami, Lysioglossum sp., Lasioglyssum sp., Osmia caerulescens, Megachile rotundata, Halictus sp., H.