Definition of Family Apidae

1. Noun. Honeybees; carpenter bees; bumblebees.

Exact synonyms: Apidae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Apoidea, Superfamily Apoidea
Member holonyms: Apis, Genus Apis, Genus Xylocopa, Xylocopa, Bombus, Genus Bombus, Genus Psithyrus, Psithyrus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Apidae

family Anguillidae
family Anhimidae
family Anhingidae
family Anniellidae
family Annonaceae
family Anobiidae
family Anomalopidae
family Anomiidae
family Antedonidae
family Antennariidae
family Anthocerotaceae
family Antilocapridae
family Aphididae
family Aphyllanthaceae
family Apiaceae
family Apidae (current term)
family Aplodontiidae
family Aplysiidae
family Apocynaceae
family Apodidae
family Apogonidae
family Apterygidae
family Aquifoliaceae
family Araceae
family Araliaceae
family Araucariaceae
family Arcellidae
family Arcidae
family Arctiidae
family Ardeidae

Literary usage of Family Apidae

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

1. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"The bees, formerly included in the family Apidae, belong to the section ... family Apidae.— In the social bees, where there are, as in Bombus and Apis, ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"family Apidae. It is in this suborder that we find the fullest development of the social instinct. With the social bees, wasps, and ants, every interest is ..."

3. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"... the number of families has been coalesced with the placement of the immense "digger bee" family Anthophoridae as a subfamily within the family Apidae ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1903)
"... of the family Apidae. The best known cases are those investigated by v. Siebold (1870-71), Vespa germanica and Polistes gallica. ..."

5. The Bee-keepers' Guide: Or Manual of the Apiary by Albert John Cook (1882)
"The honey-bee belongs to the family Apidae, of Leach, which includes not only the hive bee, but all insects which feed-their helpless young, or larvae, ..."

6. Injurious and Useful Insects: An Introduction to the Study of Economic by Louis Compton Miall (1902)
"... family Apidae (bees). Clothed with feather-like hairs, the first joint of the hind foot (tarsus) is lengthened and sometimes expanded in width also. ..."

7. The Life of the Bee by Maurice Maeterlinck, Alfred Sutro (1901)
"We shall mention no facts 1 The scientific classification of the domestic bee is as follows: Class Insecta Order Hymenoptera family Apidae Genus ..."

8. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"The true bees belong to the superfamily Apina, the honeybee Apis mellifera Linn., a member of the family Apidae, and the bumblebee ..."

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