50.0 MB (6.5 MB compressed)
5241 x 3335 pixels
44.5 x 28.2 cm ⏐ 17.5 x 11.1 in (300dpi)
DR NEIL OVERY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR NEIL OVERY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cape Honey Bee (Apis mellifera capensis) foraging on coastal ragwort (Senecio littoreus). Also known as the Cape bee, this is a southern South African subspecies of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera). Unlike other strains of European honey bee, workers of this subspecies can lay diploid, female eggs while workers of other subspecies can only lay haploid, male eggs.
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