from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of solitary bees, of the family Andrenidæ, forming with Prosopis the group Obtusilingues. They usually burrow in the ground to the depth of several inches.
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And of such, selecting an instance that will not take us too far from our bees, I know of no instance more striking than that of the triongulins of the _Sitaris colletes.
But no sooner has an egg been laid than they all spring upon it; and the innocent colletes carefully seals down her cell, which she has duly supplied with food, never suspecting that she has at the same time ensured the death of her offspring.