Definition of Family Megachilidae

1. Noun. Leaf-cutting and mason bees.

Exact synonyms: Megachilidae
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

family Malpighiaceae
family Malvaceae
family Mammutidae
family Manidae
family Manteidae
family Mantidae
family Mantispidae
family Marantaceae
family Marattiaceae
family Marchantiaceae
family Marsileaceae
family Martyniaceae
family Mastodontidae
family Mastotermitidae
family Mayacaceae
family Megachilidae (current term)
family Megadermatidae
family Megalonychidae
family Megalosauridae
family Megapodiidae
family Megatheriidae
family Melampsoraceae
family Melanthiaceae
family Melastomaceae
family Melastomataceae
family Meleagrididae
family Meliaceae
family Meliphagidae
family Meloidae
family Membracidae

Literary usage of Family Megachilidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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 ..."

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