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  1. Halictidae, family Halictidae(noun)

    a family of small solitary bees; many are valuable pollinators for agriculture

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  1. Halictidae

    The Halictidae are a cosmopolitan family of the order Hymenoptera consisting of small to midsize bees which are usually dark-colored and often metallic in appearance. Several species are all or partly green and a few are red; a number of them have yellow markings, especially the males, which commonly possess yellow faces, a pattern widespread among the various families of bees. They are commonly referred to as sweat bees, as they are often attracted to perspiration; when pinched, females can give a minor sting.

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