Volume 30, Number 1, 1999
|Page(s)||67 - 74|
The corbiculae of beesCharles D. Michener
Snow Entomological Division, Natural History Museum, and Department of Entomology, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
Abstract - The word corbicula is ordinarily used for the 'pollen basket' on the outer side of the hind tibia of worker honey bees and related forms. Unrelated bees have comparable but nonhomologous structures, often on other parts of the body. Such structures are described on the hind femora and on the propodeum, as well as on the hind tibiae of two diverse groups of bees. © Inra/ DIB/AGIB/Elsevier, Paris
Key words: bees / Apoidea / corbicula / pollen transport / anatomy
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