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Honey Bee

Apis mellifera

Description:

Honey bees are somewhat variable in color but are some shade of black, brown or brown intermixed with yellow. They have dense hairs on the pronotum and sparser hair on the abdomen. Microscopically, at least some of the body hairs of bees (Apoidea) are branched (pumose). The abdomen often appears banded. Larvae are legless grubs, white in color.

Habitat:

Bees were very busy visiting the winter honeysuckle.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jan 31, 2014
Submitted on Feb 5, 2014

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