Apis mellifera, Drone, back, MD, Talbot County

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Detailed Description

The Drone or male of the honeybee. Note the eyes, they actually meet on top of the head. It lives only do mate with a virgin queen and the expanded compount eyes help. Note the weak reflection of the female's heavily modified hind tibia, still expanded, but not really functionally, probably a molecularly cheap byproduct of being haploid. Collected from a colony in Talbot County, Maryland by Tim McMahon


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