Free Access
Volume 21, Number 2, 1990
Page(s) 161 - 164
Apidologie 21 (1990) 161-164
DOI: 10.1051/apido:19900210

Male reproductive organs of Apis dorsata

G. Koenigera, M. Mardanb and F. Ruttnera

a  Institut für Bienenkunde (Polytechnische Gesellschaft), Fachbereich Biologie der JW Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Karl-von-Frisch-Weg 2, D-6370 Oberursel, FRG
b  Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, Department of Plant Protection, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract - Based on an examination of a large number of everted copulatory organs of Apis dorsata drones, a new description of the structure is given (fig 1 c), which differs from previous publications. The result is of significance for classification within the genus Apis.

Key words: Apis dorsata / Apis laboriosa / endophallus / classification