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Honey bee and Moth

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19 Comments

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

yes i will pal

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Haha... for that take care..!!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Absolutely ashish thats great info
And juan I am gonna go back and try to spot the nest if possible
must be around somewhere cause i see a lot of these in the vicinity.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Hope Atul you got good info here...like I get...!!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

a) worker, b) queen, c) drone

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

on it B is queen bee..?

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Ashish, that´s a good page, but is a general color pattern on the species, unfortunately there are also exceptions and intermediated color patterns

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

not at all Juan ,you give me a good start to find out more and more about my spotting .i am learning a lot from you and project noah,
i am a bird watcher but friends like you and others on project noah have motivated me a lot to look into other species other than birds ,thanks to you all.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Atul see Anatomy image of Honey bee and know Abdomen..
http://www.geochembio.com/biology/organi...

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

and yes, Apis species have different nest shapes and behavior, so is probably easier to identify the species by watching the nest

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

I know you feel frustrated because must of the time I don´t give you an species identification, but unfortunately insects are not like mammals. They are small and many times are very similar, so a true identification is only possible using an stereoscope and a taxonomical key

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

absolutely ???? nest ?? or what ashish said

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

absolutely

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

I find that in Apis genus specie of andreniformis had shorter abdomen compared to specie of cerana.

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

the nest would be suggestive ,is it Juan????

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

yes, it could be A. andreniformis, but again, is hard to be sure only by a picture.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Moth is very cute...!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

This is also... Apis andreniformis

Atul
Spotted by
Atul

Union Territory of Dādra and Nagar Haveli, India

Lat: 19.86, Long: 72.68

Spotted on Aug 3, 2011
Submitted on Oct 14, 2011

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