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Honey bee (Apis mellifera) - The birth of drones in the brood surrounded by nurse bees. A parasite, the varroa destructor, is on one of the nurses. The varroa often use the drones' cells to raise their offspring.

© Eric Tourneret / Biosphoto

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Image size: 4608x3456 pixels (15.4"x11.5" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2016-05-23

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Species / Relation between species / Parasitism / Parasite

Behavior / Protect / Young protection

Individual / Male / Drone

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Worker (zoology)

Animal / Wild animal / Chelicerate / Arachnid / Mite / Varroa mite (Varroa jacobsoni)

Shot / Top view

Enumeration / Group

Animal / Wild animal / Insect / Hymenoptere / Bee / Honey bee (Apis mellifera)

Shot / Macrophotography

Behavior / Animal construction / Alveole (Honeycomb)

Behavior / Reproductive behaviour / Birth

Individual / Stage of development / Imago

Organism / Cell

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Chelicerata / Arachnida / Acarina / Parasitiformes / Varroidae / Varroa

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Aculeata / Apoidea / Apidae / Apis

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