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morphology of a honeybee: worker [3]click to hear

morphology of a honeybee: worker [3] head tongue mandible labial palp maxilla upper lip antenna compound eye simple eye

head click to hear

Anterior portion of the body containing the sensory organs and the brain.

tongue click to hear

Long hairy movable mouthpart that helps to collect nectar.

mandible click to hear

Hard corneous mouthpart serving as a pincer to grasp food; it also serves to shape the wax used to build cells.

labial palp click to hear

Sensory organ of the mouth having mainly olfactory and gustatory functions.

maxilla click to hear

Moveable mouthpart with a palp; it is located beneath the mandibles and is used to masticate food.

upper lip click to hear

External mouthpart located above the mandibles and forming the roof of the buccal cavity.

antenna click to hear

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

compound eye click to hear

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

simple eye click to hear

Organ of vision formed of a single facet that captures variations in luminosity and allows the caterpillar to orient itself.