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Alkali Bee

Definition of the noun alkali bee

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  1. a common solitary bee important for pollinating alfalfa in the western United States
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Nomia melanderi
    • more generic word: bee = any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
    • member of: genus Nomia / nomia = a genus of bee
    • geographic area: North America
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ALKALI BEE Nomia melanderi Cockerell [Hymenoptera: Halictidae]: A monovoltine Species endemic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

The alkali bee, Nomia melanderi, is the world's only intensively managed ground -nesting bee. In regions of the western U.S., alfalfa (=lucerne) seed growers construct large subirrigated nest sites with salt-crusted surfaces. Densities of 400 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pest Management (2002)

by David Pimentel, Ph.D.

alkali bee (Nomia melanderi), and mason bees (Osmia spp.) are also managed in some countries for supplementary field crop pollination, and commercially reared bumble bees (Bombus spp.) are extensively used to pollinate glasshouse ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011)

by Daniel Simberloff, Marcel Rejmanek

The alkali bee (Nomia melanderi), a native of North America, was introduced to New Zealand for pollination of alfalfa and has become established. Because bees are generally regarded as beneficial organisms, should these introductions be ...

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