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wing abdomen middle leg foreleg antenna compound eye thorax hind leg pollen basket sting mouthparts

wing click to hear : wing

Organ of flight attached to the thorax. In the bee, the front and rear wings on each side are attached and beat together.

abdomen click to hear : abdomen

Segmented posterior portion of a bee’s body containing the major vital organs.

middle leg click to hear : middle leg

Nonspecialized articulated member attached to the central segment of the thorax; it has a motor function and is used to clean the thorax and the wings.

foreleg click to hear : foreleg

Articulated member attached to the first segment of the thorax; it has a motor function and is used to clean the eyes and the antennae.

antenna click to hear : antenna

Sensory organ made up of several segments and having mainly tactile and olfactory functions.

compound eye click to hear : compound eye

Organ of vision made up of thousands of facets that perceive shapes, colors, motion and distance.

thorax click to hear : thorax

Portion of a bee’s body divided into three segments housing the motor appendages, such as the legs and wings.

hind leg click to hear : hind leg

Highly specialized articulated member attached to the terminal segment of the thorax; it has a motor function and is used to collect and transport pollen.

pollen basket click to hear : pollen basket

Hollow bordered by long curved hairs and located on the outer side of the tibia; it is used to transport pollen.

sting click to hear : sting

Pointed retractable organ located at the terminal end of the abdomen; venom flows through it from the venom sac.

mouthparts click to hear : mouthparts

Appendages used for grasping and ingesting food and adapted to the collection of nectar.