A SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY ATLAS OF THE AFRICANIZED “KILLER” HONEY BEE
(Apis mellifera L.):
A Selection of Photographs for the General Public
by Charles I. Abramson & Italo de Souza Aquino
2002, 155 pages, 86 SEMs. This unique book is designed primarily as a source book for anyone interested in the so-called “Killer Bee”. It is useful for Hymenopterists, college, university and high school instructors, and for those interested in electron microscopy.
The introductory chapter describes the importance of the honey bee for studies of learning and memory, provides a brief history of the Africanized honey bee, and describes some morphological and behavioral differences and similarities among European and Africanized honey bees.
Remaining chapters provide truly remarkable, large photographs of workers, drones, queen Africanized bees, and the stinging apparatus of the worker bee. In most cases, the photos are in sequence. They begin with an overview of a particular structure and provide correspondingly more detail as the sequence progresses. Magnification and scale are provided on individual photos.
The Atlas is written in both English and Portuguese (Brazil in the birthplace of the Africanized honey bee.) Paperback; 8-1/4 x 11-1/2″.
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