Definition of 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 Andrenidae
Literary usage of 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 superfamily Apina includes two families: the andrenidae or short-tongued ... The family andrenidae includes several genera of bees which agree in having ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"The Syrphidae, Empid® and andrenidae show early maxima, while all of the ... The less specialized bees (andrenidae) and the flower flies (Syrphidae) are ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"They secrete honey and are attractive to flies and andrenidae. On the smoke tree, Cotinus cotinus (R/nts cotinus), there have been collected six flies, ..."
4. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Entomological Section (1890)
"It is really only among the parasitic bees that we find much brilliant metallic coloring, a few genera in Apidae and andrenidae. " In andrenidae only two ..."
5. Anatomy of the Invertebrata by Carl Th. Ernst Siebold (1874)
"XIII. ; and Pic tet, Recherch. pour servir à 22 The Apidae, andrenidae, Vespidae, and Lar- i'hist. et à l'anat. des ..."