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External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
 

External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman

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Complete morphological characters of Bumblebee, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae , Genus: Bombus

Complete morphological characters of Bumblebee, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae , Genus: Bombus

Entomolgy Department BZU Multan

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    External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome Department of Entomology BZU Multan Pakistan
    • Muhammad Salman Roll No 34-E
    •  Bumblebees are large, hairy social insects.  There are over 250 known species.  Order: Hymenoptera  Family: Apidae  Genus: Bombus
    • Head
    •  Geniculate or elbow shaped antennae.
    •  Mouthparts are chewing-lapping.  The bumblebee has a long, reddish-coloured tongue that is hairy at the end so is good for soaking up nectar
    • Mouthparts
    •  Bumblebee has Two compound Eyes & Three Simple eyes (Oceli).
    • Compound Eye Oceli Compound Eye
    • Thorax
    •  Two Pair of wings.  All wings are membranous.  Hind wings are small and usually attached to the front wings by a row of hooks called hamuli.
    • Fore Wing Hind Wing
    • Fore leg Meta leg Meso leg
    •  Proleg is antenna cleaner leg.
    •  Metaleg is pollen collecting leg.
    • Pollen Collecting Leg
    • Pollen Basket
    •  Just helps in walking no modification.
    • Abdomen
    •  Females have 6 segments and males have 7.  Sting (Queen, Workers)  Genital Capsule in Males.
    •  Workers and Queens have Sting.  And their sting is not barbed like that of the honeybee, so they can sting more than once.  Honey bee dies after she has stung a human but Bumblebee not die.
    •  Male bumblebees have no sting.  In males the part of the body that becomes the sting in females becomes the genital capsule in males, so is used in mating.
    •   Anonymous, Bumblebee, 2013, http://www.bumblebee.org/index.html Anonymous, Bumblebee Morphology, 2013, http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=bumblebee  Anonymous, bumblebee, 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumblebee  Borror, Bumblebee, 2013, https://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/cimg340.html  Adrian D.Thysse, Red-belted Bumblebee, 2013, http://bugs.adrianthysse.com/2011/05/red-beltedbumblebee/