Definition of Genus megachile
1. Noun. Type genus of the Megachilidae: leaf-cutting bees.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Megachilidae, Megachilidae
Member holonyms: Leaf-cutter, Leaf-cutter Bee, Leaf-cutting Bee
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Megachile
Literary usage of Genus megachile
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1. Catalogue of British Hymenoptera in the Collection of the British Museum by Frederick Smith (1855)
"The bees included in the genus Megachile are popularly called Leaf-cutters, from the circumstance of their cutting off pieces of the leaves of various trees ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1899)
"As a prelude to the remarks we are about to make on the leaf-cutting bees of the genus Megachile it is well to state that the bee, the habits of which were ..."
3. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1864)
"... and an insect of the dipterous genus Laphria, both from New Holland ; also a bee of the genus Megachile and one of the ..."
4. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1887)
"The bees included in the genus Megachile are popularly known as "Leaf-cutters," from their habit of cutting off pieces of leaves for the pur|X)se of forming ..."
5. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1903)
"BY TDA COCKERELL, EAST LAS VEGAS, NM I have spent more time than I like to think about identifying bees of the genus Megachile, so I have no apology to make ..."
6. Proceedings by Bristol Naturalists' Society (Bristol, England), Bristol Naturalists' Society (1891)
"An allied genus, Megachile, is also found verj' plentifully in this locality, and is popularly known as the leaf-cutter bee, from its habit of cutting out ..."
7. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1900)
"... is parasitic on bees of the genus Megachile, yet none of the many American species have been hitherto bred from the cells of the latter, our knowledge ..."