Definition of allodapine in US English:

allodapine

noun

Entomology
  • 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.

adjective

Entomology
  • Of or belonging to the genus Allodape or the subfamily Allodapinae.

Origin

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.