Definition of Family Megachilidae
1. Noun. Leaf-cutting and mason bees.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Apoidea, Superfamily Apoidea
Member holonyms: Genus Megachile, Megachile, Mason Bee, Anthidium, Genus Anthidium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Megachilidae
Literary usage of Family Megachilidae
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1. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"However, bees in the family Megachilidae were the most variable between years, since none was observed at the study site in 1994. ..."
2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... the mason, leaf-cutting and potter bees of the family Megachilidae, the parasitic bees of the family ..."