Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Honeybee (Apis mellifera) struggling with a more powerful yellow jacket wasp (Vespula sp.) that has just been expelled from beehive. The yellow jacket stings the honeybee leaving it disoriented and dying. Honeybees will defend the hive at all cost, sacrificing their own lives in the process.

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Keywords: animal, apis melllifera, arthropod, attack, attacking, bee, bees, bug, bugs, close-up, combat, defence, defending, defense, detail, domesticated, fight, fighting, hive, honeybee, honeybees, hymenoptera, insect, insects, invertebrate, invertebrates, macro, social, two animals, vespula, wasp, yellow jacket, zoology

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Honeybee fighting a wasp

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Duration: 00:00:15.15

Frame size: 640x480

Frame rate: 29.97

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