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Honey bee (Apis mellifera) - Assemblage of images created with the montage technique of focus stacking to have an optimal depth of field. We can see the bee's anatomy. From left to right: its tongue called proboscis that measures between 5.3 and 7.2 mm, depending on the breed, and which comprises several parts; the furry antennas, which are olfactory perception organs; the eyes with 5000 facets; the thorax, which is the connecting point for the locomotive organs and contains the wing muscles; the back legs that hold the comb for the antennas (tibio-tarsal cleaner); two pairs of wings with the large wing lashed to the small wing by 20 hooks situated on the latter to form a single surface; the middle legs with suction pads and claws at their tips; the abdomen made up of 7 segments that hold the majority of the digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems' organs; the hind legs that hold the tools for gathering the pollen and the propolis: comb, rake and basket; the spur.

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Image size: 9606x6389 pixels (32"x21.3" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2016-09-28

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

Organism / Anatomy / Organ / Physiological system / Sensory system / Eye / Compound eye

Shot / White background

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Proboscis

Image processing / Digital assembly


Enumeration / Alone

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Wing

Shot / Cut out

Shot / Macrophotography

Shot / Overview

Shot / Profile shot


Individual / Stage of development / Imago

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Antenna (animal)

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

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

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