Nomia melanderi


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Related to Nomia melanderi: Halictidae
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Noun1.Nomia melanderi - a common solitary bee important for pollinating alfalfa in the western United StatesNomia melanderi - a common solitary bee important for pollinating alfalfa in the western United States
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
genus Nomia, nomia - a genus of bee; some are important pollinators of legumes
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Known scientifically as Nomia melanderi, the alkali bee is a champion pollinator when it comes to alfalfa flowers--even outperforming the respected honey bee.
Comparative efficiency of alfalfa pollination by Nomia melanderi, Megachile rotundata, Anthidium florentinum and Pithitis smaragdula (Hymenoptera: Apoidea).