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anatomy of a honeybee heart rectum venom sac midgut esophagus crop salivary gland salivary duct pharynx brain dorsal aorta nerve cord Malpighian tubule

heart click to hear

Muscular organ helping blood to circulate.

rectum click to hear

Terminal end of the intestine preceding the anus.

venom sac click to hear

Receptacle joined to the venom gland and containing the poisons it produces.

midgut click to hear

Portion of the digestive tract behind the crop where food is converted.

esophagus click to hear

Canal in the anterior part of the digestive tract; it carries food to the crop.

crop click to hear

Large bulge in the digestive tract located behind the esophagus, used to store honey.

salivary gland click to hear

Organ located in the buccal cavity; it secretes saliva and enables especially the digestion of food.

salivary duct click to hear

Duct joined to the salivary gland carrying saliva to the mouth.

pharynx click to hear

Portion of the digestive tract between the mouth and the esophagus.

brain click to hear

Main organ of the nervous system; it is located in the head.

dorsal aorta click to hear

Main artery running along the back and connecting to the heart; it allows blood to circulate throughout the body.

nerve cord click to hear

Main element of the nervous system extending throughout the body.

Malpighian tubule click to hear

Fine tube appended to the intestine and helping in the excretion process.