Definition of Apidae
1. Noun. Honeybees; carpenter bees; bumblebees.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Apoidea, Superfamily Apoidea
Member holonyms: Apis, Genus Apis, Genus Xylocopa, Xylocopa, Bombus, Genus Bombus, Genus Psithyrus, Psithyrus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apidae
Literary usage of Apidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"... while the frequency of apidae, not only absolutely but to a still greater extent relatively, is greatly diminished towards the snow-line. If this be so, ..."
2. Russian Central Asia: Including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and Merv by Henry Lansdell (1885)
"FEDCHENKO hoped to treat the apidae section himself, but only succeeded in finishing the determination and description of the greater part of the species of ..."
3. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"I also investigated the foraging behavior of the two most common pollinators, Apis mellifera (apidae), the honeybee, and Bom- bus sortons (apidae), ..."