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honey bee

Apis mellifera Linnaeus

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.

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1 Comment

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Lovely Bee

SarahSkeen
Spotted by
SarahSkeen

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2011
Submitted on Sep 7, 2011

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