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Asiatic honey bee

Apis cerana

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This place is frequently visited by different types of birds,dragonflies and honey bees.On sunday mornings I always go there to shoot some pics.Shot this pic when the bee was enjoying its morning meal!!

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22 Comments

KartikBhat
KartikBhat 9 years ago

Ok

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Please edit spotting add details...try to add why you shoot this..!!

KartikBhat
KartikBhat 9 years ago

Ashish, may be this will help you,I shot this pic in Karkala (Dakshin Karnataka) near Udupi. No idea about the detail

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Welcome..
Kartik...
I was learning with Juan... this spotting helped me lot...!!

KartikBhat
KartikBhat 9 years ago

Thanks Ashish

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Thats why...
Juan I feel its different that.. Apis andreniformis..
I think its Apis cerana

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

is why I prefer to identify pictures only to genus. Is really hard to be sure and differences can be very subtle. A. andreniformis tend to be darker, but that is not always true. We don´t know if the spoter actually collect an individual and made the identification or saw the nest.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

I feel this is Apis cerana than Apis andreniformis.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

well, is hard to be sure about some of the Apis species. In some cases they are more easily differentiated by the nest shape and behavior, or is necessary to use a stereoscope.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

http://www.fao.org/docrep/X0083E/X0083E0.... The oriental honeybee Apis cerana

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Can be this is Apis cerana..?
http://www.wncbees.org/Wallpapers.cfm

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

probably not, that seems to me like an Apis florea

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

mmm, Hoverflies are frequently smaller, but some of them can have the same size

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Juan tell me which fly is bigger in size compared to each other...?
Hover fly or Honey bee..

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

Ashish, your first link is not working, but I´m very sure this is a Honey bee

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

well there should be a misson for that juan perhaps u should suggest it.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

yes, unfortunately we don´t have a mission for pollinators of the world. I hope soon we will create one.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Great shot... for Pollinator...Mission..!!

KartikBhat
Spotted by
KartikBhat

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Oct 13, 2011
Submitted on Oct 13, 2011

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