A bee belonging to the genus Allodape or the subfamily Allodapinae, comprising primitively social bees which rear the broods of several females communally in unsealed burrows and some of which are parasitic in other bee colonies.
Of or belonging to the genus Allodape or the subfamily Allodapinae.
1960s. From scientific Latin Allodape, genus name (P. A. Latreille et al. Encycl. méthodique (Histoire naturelle) x. 19/1) from ancient Greek ἀλλοδαπός foreign (ultimately from ἄλλος other: see note) + -ine.