cuckoo bee

cuckoo bee
cuckoo bee cuckoo bee n. (Zool.), a bee, parasitic in the larval stage in the nests of other bees, feeding either upon their food or larvae. They belong to the genera {Nomada}, {Melecta}, {Epeolus}, and others. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cuckoo bee — A cuckoo bee from the genus Nomada. The term cuckoo bee is used for a variety of different bee lineages which have evolved the kleptoparasitic habit of laying their eggs in the nests of other bees, reminiscent of the behavior of cuckoo birds. The …   Wikipedia

  • cuckoo bee — noun a parasitic bee which lays its eggs in the nest of another kind of bee. [Nomada, Psithyrus, and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cuckoo bee — noun : any of various apoid bees (as members of the family Nomadidae) that live especially in the larval stage as inquilines or parasites in the nests of other bees …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cuckoo wasp — any of several small, metallic green or blue wasps of the family Chrysididae that deposit their eggs in nests of other wasps. * * * ▪ insect also called  Ruby tailed Wasp,    any member of the insect family Chrysididae (Chrysalidae) of the order… …   Universalium

  • Cuckoo-roller — Taxobox name = Cuckoo Roller image caption = Female or juvenile cuckoo roller status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=47676|title=Leptosomus discolor|downloaded=11 May 2006… …   Wikipedia

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