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 Africanized honey bee (Apis mellifera scutellata)

Africanized honey bee | Apis mellifera scutellata photo
adult Apis mellifera scutellata in Florida
Photograph by Jeffrey W. Lotz, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)




Africanized honey bee | Apis mellifera scutellata photo
Closeup of Africanized honey bees (AHBs) surrounding a European queen honey bee (EHB), marked with a pink dot for identification.
Photograph by Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, United States. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

Africanized honey bee | Apis mellifera scutellata photo
Africanized honey bee (left) and European honey bee (right) on honeycomb. Despite the color differences here, normally they cannot be identified by eye.
Photograph by Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, United States. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)





AFRICANIZED HONEY BEE FACTS
Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Apidae
Genus:Apis
Species:mellifera scutellata
Common Name:Africanized honey bee


Relatives in same Genus
  Honey bee (A. mellifera)





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