Antennae: the long, thin structures on the head of some animals that are used to sense surroundings.
Appendage: a part of animal that projects from the main body and has a specific use and appearance, like arms, legs, and antenna.
Compound eye: an eye made of smaller units that work together to produce an image. Commonly found in insects and other arthropods.
How can you tell the difference between a female (worker) and a male (drone) honey bee? There are several things you want to check out when you look for female and male bees.
There are a lot of insects that like to pretend to be a bee. Can you identify the honey bee in this group? Are any of them bees of any type? Click on the images that you think are bees to find out if your are correct.
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Did you find the honey bee? Why do you think some insects pretend to be a bee?
The easiest way to tell a bee from another flying insect is their general body shape, hair, antennae, eye shape, mouthparts, and hind legs.
Christopher M. Jernigan. (2017, June 13). Bee Identification. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 16, 2021 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/honey-bee-identification
Christopher M. Jernigan. "Bee Identification". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 June, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/honey-bee-identification
Christopher M. Jernigan. "Bee Identification". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jun 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 16 Jun 2021. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/honey-bee-identification
One way to tell the boys from the girls is their eyes.