cuckoo bee definition

  • noun:
    • a bee, parasitic into the larval phase when you look at the nests of various other bees, feeding either upon their food or larvae. They belong to the genera Nomada, Melecta, Epeolus, yet others.
    • A bee associated with the family Apidœ, and of an organization variously labeled as Cuculinœ or Nomadœ, represented by the genus Nomada.
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