sweat bee


Also found in: Wikipedia.

sweat bee

n.
Any of various small, ground-nesting bees of the family Halictidae that are attracted to the salt in perspiration.
References in periodicals archive ?
Baird also took Mikrotron cameras to Panama to investigate the flight of a sweat bee, which flies exclusively at night, foraging shortly before sunrise and shortly after sunset.
Caption: A halictid sweat bee is one of many native bees that rear heir young exclusively on goldenrod pollen.
The two most abundant species nesting in sunflower fields were the sunflower specialist Melissodes agilis and the generalist sweat bee Lasioglossum incompletum.
anonyma is a sweat bee, one of a variety of species that are attracted to human sweat.
Wcislo WT (2003) A male sleeping roost of a sweat bee, Augochlorella neglectula (Ckll.) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae), in Panama.
sweat bee, The blue skinks and the millipedes, And leering like a
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.
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.
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).
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.