Ambrosia beetle
Ambrosia beetle Ambrosia beetle (Zo["o]l.) A bark beetle that makes and feeds on ambrosia[4]. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • Ambrosia beetle — Taxobox name = Ambrosia beetles image caption= Examples of Xyleborina. From top left: Amasa sp., Eccoptopterus spinosus, Sampsonius sp., Xylosandrus ursa, Streptocranus fragilis. regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • ambrosia beetle. — See bark beetle. [1895 1900; ambrosia in reference to the beetles food, a coating formed by a fungus which they cultivate] * * * …   Universalium

  • ambrosia beetle — noun a small dark wood boring beetle which feeds on ambrosia produced by a fungus in the wood. [Xyleborus and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • ambrosia beetle. — See bark beetle. [1895 1900; ambrosia in reference to the beetles food, a coating formed by a fungus which they cultivate] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambrosia beetle — noun Etymology: ambrosia (fungus) : any of certain small semisocial beetles (family Ipidae or Scolytidae) that bore deeply in dead or dying wood and tend and cultivate ambrosia fungus on which they feed and raise their larvae …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambrosia beetle — /æmˈbroʊziə bitl/ (say am brohzeeuh beetl) noun a bark beetle of the family Curculionidae from the subfamily Scolytidae or Platypodinae …   Australian English dictionary

  • ambrosia beetle — noun Date: circa 1900 any of various small wood boring beetles (family Scolytidae) that cultivate a fungus on which they feed and raise their larvae …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ambrosia (disambiguation) — Ambrosia is sometimes the food, sometimes the drink, of the gods of Greek mythology.Ambrosia may also refer to:In mythology: *Ambrosia, one of the Hyades of Greek mythology *Ambrosia (neuter plural), referring to certain festivals in honour of… …   Wikipedia

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  • Ambrosia fungi — Taxobox name = Ambrosia fungi regnum = Fungi divisio = Ascomycota subdivisio = Pezizomycotina classis = Sordariomycetes ordo = Ophiostomatales subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See textAmbrosia fungi are fungal symbionts of ambrosia… …   Wikipedia

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