beard n. [L. barba, beard] 1. Any tuft of filaments on any part of an organism. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) For Diptera, see mystax. 3. (MOLL) see byssus. bearded a.
bedeguar, bedegar n. [F. bedeguar, Per. bad-awar, wind-brought] (ARTHRO: Insecta) A cynipid gall of Rhodites rosae; a pin-cushion gall.
beebread n. (ARTHRO: Insecta) A bitter pollen stored by bees in the honeycomb that when mixed with honey is used for food by larvae and newly-emerged workers; cerago. see ambrosia, fungus garden.
bee dance (ARTHRO: Insecta) A series of movements performed by honeybees upon returning to the hive, that informs other bees of the location of the food source.
bee lice (ARTHRO: Insecta) Small, flattened, apterous dipteran flies that are commensal with honeybees, often epizoic on the workers or queens.
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