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)
(Apis mellifera) Honey Bee