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Honeybee - Apis mellifera | by Cheryl Moorehead
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Honeybee - Apis mellifera


Woodland Park, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Apis mellifera, worker. Apparently a member of the ligustica variety (Italian). (R. Venier on BugGuide informed me of variety).

Found resting on California Nettle, Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis leaf.

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)

Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)

Superclass: Hexapoda (Hexapods)

Class: Insecta (Insects)

Subclass: Pterygota (Winged Insects)

Order: Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps & Sawflies)

(Aculeata - Bees, Ants, & other Stinging Wasps)

(Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)

Family: Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, & Honey Bees)

Subfamily: Apinae (Honey, Bumble, & Digger Bees)

Tribe: Apini (Honey Bees)

Genus: Apis

Species: mellifera

(Apis mellifera) Honey Bee

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Taken on July 22, 2007