Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic superfamily within the suborder Apocrita — the bees.

Etymologies

Apis +‎ -oidea (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some Diptera (flies) may be the main pollinators in higher elevations of mountains whereas '' Bombus '' species are the only pollinators among Apoidea in alpine regions at timberline and beyond.

    Pollinator

  • Las abejas silvestres de México (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) Estado actual de su conocimiento.

    Chihuahuan desert

  • "The honeybee immune system, like other species of holometabolous insects, depends on two main categories of defense reactions: the cell-mediated responses such as phagocytosis and encapsulation of foreign objects, and cell-free defense mechanisms represented by the anti-microbial immune proteins" (Response of the Apoidea to fungal infections by Glinski and Buczek - PDF format).

    Bee nonsense

  • Apoidea superfamily (order Hymenoptera), which includes ants, wasps, hornets, and many other species of bees.

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