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Honey Bee

Apis mellifera

Notes:

The honeybee has five eyes: COMPOUND EYE-two compound eyes each eye is made up of 1000s of light sensitive cells which help the bee understand colour, light and directional information from the suns ultra violet rays. SIMPLE EYE- three simple eyes that are arranged in a triangle on the head.the simple eyes are called "ocelli" they mostly help the bee determine the amount of light present.

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2 Comments

Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 7 years ago

Thanks Cari!

CariRitzenthaler
CariRitzenthaler 7 years ago

These pictures are beautiful! Very artistic!

Wendy Clapham
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Wendy Clapham

Swartland Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 17, 2013
Submitted on Feb 17, 2013

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