leaf-cutter


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Noun1.leaf-cutter - bee that cuts rounded pieces from leaves and flowers to line its nestleaf-cutter - bee that cuts rounded pieces from leaves and flowers to line its nest
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
genus Megachile, Megachile - type genus of the Megachilidae: leaf-cutting bees
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In a Caledonian remake of the cult classic 1950s Warner Bros black and white movie, which was directed by Gordon Douglas and starred James Whitmore, Edmund Gwen and Joan Weldon, theatre director Stewart Laing has given roles to a huge colony of leaf-cutter ants in his multimedia stage version of the film.
LEAF-CUTTER ants build super highways to transfer food and building materials hundreds of metres without communicating with each other, scientists claimed in a new study, in findings that could prompt a rethink about how some insect communities organise themselves.
Leaf-cutter ants have been observed essentially 'farming' fungus on collected foliage that helps feed their colony.
There are 250 different bees in this country, 225 are solitary, like miner bees and leaf-cutter bees to name two, 24 bumble bees and one common drone bee.
A colony of leaf-cutter ants live in a special enclosure inside the elephant house, and visitors can watch these fascinating insects as they navigate meters of rope, chopping up bits of leaf and carrying them back to their nest.
You may discover that an ant, a leaf-cutter ant, is carrying it away.
Leaf-cutter ants of the Atta genus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini) are significant pests to agriculture in Latin America and among of them, the Atta sexdens rubropilosa Forel, 1908 species, is one of the most important.
Sericomyrmex translates literally as "silky ants" and it is a lesser-known relative of the more famous leaf-cutter ants.
"Finding new clients is like [and the participants would fill in the blanks] leaf-cutter ants working together to find food.
Enrichment and broad representation of plant biomass-degrading enzymes in the specialized hyphal swellings of Leucoagaricus gongylophorus, the fungal symbiont of leaf-cutter ants.
You can expect lots of insects to pay a visit, including leaf-cutter bees over summer and hibernating ladybirds during winter.
A 15-year study of leaf-cutter ants and their relatives across North and South America found that their nests are susceptible to infection by a diverse group of specialized fungal parasites.