oa African Entomology - Discriminant analysis of the honeybee populations of southwestern Africa
|Article Title||Discriminant analysis of the honeybee populations of southwestern Africa|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Mathematical Statistics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown **Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown|
|Publication Date||Jan 1996|
|Pages||1 - 6|
|Keyword(s)||Apis mellifera and southwestern Africa|
The morphometric characters and sting pheromones of worker honeybees, Apis mellifera Linnaeus, were analysed by multivariate methods to characterize their populations in southwestern Africa. There is a discrete homogeneous population in northern South Africa and southern Namibia recognized as the subspecies A m. scutellata, a discrete population in northern Namibia recognized as A m. adansonii and a hybrid population between them.
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