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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:

This bee was visiting a buttonbush growing by the St. Johns River near Holly Bluff Marina.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 19, 2014
Submitted on Jun 5, 2014

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