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European Honey Bee

Apis mellifera

Description:

The western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee.

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8 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

thanks everyone for the discussion. Learned the difference between bees and nee-flies...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

The eyes and the antennae are the key Emma. Although it's hard to see the eyes on yours are wrapped and almost meet in the centre and the antennae are tiny. Yours is a fly.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Juan, i agree that Pamsai has a " Honey Bee"
Is mine a honey bee/bee fly?

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

First, is impossible is a fly, this insect has four wings. Second, this IS a honeybee

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/159...
Argy, I found one recently confirmed by bug guide as "Bee Fly"

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

This is a common honeybee

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

I don't think so Emma. It has the eyes and antennae of the honey bees here - very different to the Bombyliidae. A pity as that would have been maybe more interesting.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Pamsai ,any possibility this is a bee fly?

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 30, 2012
Submitted on Oct 31, 2012

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