Definition of Halictidae
1. Noun. A family of small solitary bees; many are valuable pollinators for agriculture.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Apoidea, Superfamily Apoidea
Member holonyms: Genus Nomia, Nomia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Halictidae
Literary usage of Halictidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1914)
"It would be a hard matter for all of these bees to fly throughout the season and compete with the halictidae. Instead they have short times of flight and ..."
2. Field Book of Insects: With Special Reference to Those of Northeastern by Frank Eugene Lutz (1918)
"The other halictidae usually nest in the ground, frequently making branched ... They are closely related to the halictidae but the basal vein is almost, ..."
3. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"The Anthophoridae, Apidae, halictidae and Megachilidae are widespread across temperate and tropical areas of most continents. They are quite abundant in ..."