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Pollination - Bees and plants terms
Category: Agriculture and Industry > Bees and plants
Date & country: 26/02/2011, US
Words: 37


Anther
the male reproductive part of a flower. Contains pollen.

Bee
an insect belonging to the superfamily Apoidea

Brood
developing larvae, usually in social insects

Cocoon
a pupa surrounded by a silk covering produced by the insect

Colony
a group of social insects having a queen and workers

Diapause
a hibernation like state in insects

Drone
a reproductive male in social insects

Flight Activity
in leafcutting bees, the amount of flying bees near the nests or shelter

Gallon
10,000 leafcutting bees

Gregarious
living in groups but not forming a true social colony

Hatch
emergence of adults insects

Incubate
to maintain in an environment suitable for development or hatching. In leafcutting bees, cocoons with mature larvae are warmed after diapause to promote adult emergence.

Larva
in insects, an immature form, not resembling the adult; pl. larvae

Non-Apis bee
a bee not belonging to the genus Apis. A bee other than the Honeybee

Oligolectic
foraging from a few species of flowers

Parasitoid
an insect that feeds on or in another insect, and causes death in the host insect; one host is killed in the life of the parasitoid

Pistil
the flower part that contains the ovules

Pollen
the male gamete from a seed plant

Pollen ball/Pollen mass
an unconsumed clump of pollen in a bee nest. Can be caused by lack of an egg laid, egg mortality, early larval mortality.

Pollen bee
any bee other than the honeybee. See non-Apis bee.

Pollenizer
a plant that is a source of pollen

Pollination
the transfer of pollen from a stamen to a stigma

Pollinator
an agent that causes pollen to be transfered from one flower to another

Polylectic
foraging from many species of flowers

Polyvoltine
having multiple generations in a year

Predator
an animal (can be an insect) that feeds on other animals (also can be an insect) and consumes many prey in it's life

Prepupa
a fully mature larva prior to becoming a pupa

Pupa
a stage bewteen larva and adult; a resting stage, no feeding takes place; pl. pupae

Queen
a female reproductive in social insects

Social
insects that live in a organized groups and display a division of labor and overlapping generations

Solitary
insects that do not display a divsion of labor and each individual is reproductive; non-social.

Stamen
the flower part that produces the male gamete, consisting of a filament and an anther

Stigma
part of the pistil that receives pollen, the female part of the flower Species

Teneral
a newly emerged adult insect, with a soft integument

Univoltine
having a single generation in a year

Wasp
an insect of the order Hymenoptera, usually with a hard shiny body, usually with biting mouthparts, and a predatory or parasitic life style

Worker
a non-reproductive female in social insects