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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.

Habitat:

Georgia Blue Speedwell in wildlife habitat yard.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 2, 2013
Submitted on Mar 8, 2013

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