Tag Archives: Abdomen

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The Sting of the Honeybee

A worker bee, when threatened or when protecting the hive, may sting. All worker bees are females, and all have a stinger at the end of the abdomen. This stinger is a modified ovipositor (egg-laying […]

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Ento 101: the Abdomen

Long neglected, I am resuming with the Ento. 101 project. Please view the disclaimer at the bottom of the Entomology 101 page. Previous: Ento. 101–Legs. The Insect Abdomen (eidonomy for now, I’ll save the guts for later) […]

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Take-off

Posts will be infrequent and short as I work on other projects. So, in case you missed it before, this Dogbane leaf beetle — tired of posing — lifts its elytra and unfolds the flight […]

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Ento. 101: External Structure – the Thorax

Re-cap: In previous posts I covered the insect integument and the first tagma – the head, with mouthparts, eyes and antenna.The insect body is divided into three tagma: the head, thorax and abdomen (Fig. 1). In this post I will […]

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