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oa African Entomology - The honeybees, Apis mellifera Linnaeus (Hymenoptera: Apidae), of woodland savanna of southeastern Africa

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589

 

Abstract

The morphometric characters and sting pheromones of worker honeybees, Apis mellifera Linnaeus, were analysed by multivariate methods to identify discrete populations in the southeastern woodland savanna of Africa. A discrete population in Mozambique is classified as A. m. litorea Smith, a second in Zimbabwe as A. m. scutellata Lepeletier and a third group in southwestern Zambia as A. m. adansonii Latreille. A zone of introgression between the last two subspecies occurs in south-central Zambia and in the Zambezi Valley.

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1997-01-01
2016-12-10

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