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African Honey Bee

Apis mellifera scutellata

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10 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Me to not Botanist or Biologist.. The info you telling is different Genus... what I want to ask. Hope you understand. But your spotting is very beautifully captured. Here is big life seen..!!

dungeonmasterShu
dungeonmasterShu 10 years ago

Ashish, quite right. see i'm no botanist, and the only description of "Tricholepis" in both wiki and eol is: "Tricholepis is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family." perhaps you could further describe the genus to clarify for me?

The plant was already identified (thanx Wren) in a previous comment as a Bull Thistle "Cirsium vulgare". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_thistl...)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

We see here similar plant in India..
http://www.flowersofindia.in/catalog/sli...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Asteraceae is Daisy family... These all thistle plants classified in Asteraceae...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteraceae
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirsium

dungeonmasterShu
dungeonmasterShu 10 years ago

Ashish: no it is not a daisy, it is a thistle.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thistle)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Nice..Is the Herb is Tricholepis sp..?

dungeonmasterShu
dungeonmasterShu 10 years ago

Wren: They are not indigenous to SA.

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

Hi dungeonmasterShu, beautiful bees! I see you have submitted them to the Great Pollinator Project mission, but unfortunately this mission is only for the NYC area. :)

Wren
Wren 10 years ago

on a bull thistle! beautiful photo - i didn't know bull thistles grow in s. africa.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

this is a nice picture, you have a Honey bee, a couple of Andrenid bees and a fly

dungeonmasterShu
Spotted by
dungeonmasterShu

Okhahlamba Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 28, 2006
Submitted on Oct 14, 2011

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