Definition of Family andrenidae
1. Noun. A large family of solitary short-tongued bees most of which burrow in the ground.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Apoidea, Superfamily Apoidea
Member holonyms: Genus Andrena
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Andrenidae
Literary usage of Family andrenidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual for the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"The family Andrenidae includes several genera of bees which agree in having the glossa shorter than the mentum, and flattened (Fig. 794). ..."
2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... the sharp-tongued burrowing bees of the family Andrenidae; the blunt-tongued burrowing bees of the family Colletidae, and others. ..."
3. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1890)
"... determining the species to include in the family Andrenidae and their order of arrangement, the list as compiled by MD Leonard in "A List of the Insects ..."
4. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1912)
"... Family ANDRENIDAE Halictus occidentali« Cress. Rarely met with. We dug out a tunnel of this species from a clay bank in Wallace County. ..."
5. Ten New England Blossoms and Their Insect Visitors by Clarence Moores Weed (1895)
"The little bees of the family Andrenidae are much the most abundant of these spring callers. On bright days they come in swarms after honey and pollen. ..."
6. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1908)
"Dr. BRODIE : Many families of wild "bees do a great and excellent work in fertilization: especially is this true of the great family Andrenidae, ..."
7. The Birds of Connecticut by John Hall Sage, Louis Bennett Bishop, Walter Parks Bliss (1913)
"The forms selected were bees of the family Andrenidae, and parasitic wasps of the families Scoliidae, Ichneumonidae, ..."