Image: European Honeybee (Apis mellifera) lapping mouthparts, showing labium and maxillae.

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Description: Focus stacked image of European Honeybee (Apis mellifera) mouthparts, showing labium and maxillae. These mouthparts perform the 'lapping' of liquid food, and are similar to the mouthparts in other bees, ants and their relatives.
Title: European Honeybee (Apis mellifera) lapping mouthparts, showing labium and maxillae.
Credit: Own work
Author: Matt Inman
Usage Terms: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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