genus Anthidium


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Noun1.genus Anthidium - potter beesgenus Anthidium - potter bees        
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Megachilidae, Megachilidae - leaf-cutting and mason bees
potter bee - solitary bee that builds nests of mud or pebbles cemented together and attached to a plant
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In 2011, 45 hymenopteran species were collected in "La Concepcion", which consisted of 21 genera, distributed in 8 families; and the main representative s belonged to the Megachilidae family, with 35.56% of the specimens belonging to the genus Anthidium. In the "San Martin" orchard only 15 hymenopteran species were found, which were distributed in 7 genera, 4 genera (9 species) belonging to the Megachilidae and 3 genera belong to Halictidae and Vespidae families (Table 1).
Two of the most common visitors are the "leaf-cutter" or "wool carder" bees from the genus Anthidium. These names result from their practice of lining their nest cavities in the soil or within shrub stems with shredded leaves.
Its stronger weighting results in the monophyly of the genus Anthidium, which is widely accepted by several authors (Pasteels 1969, Michener and Griswold 1994).