Yuening Jian - Apis cerana

Name: Yuening Jian 

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Country: China 

Title: Apis cerana
Specie: Apis cerana

Description: This illustration is a commission by Journal of Environmental Entomology featuring Apis cerana, a species of honey bee native to Southeast Asia. The scene of pollen gathering is illustrated in a vivid style with rich layers of brush strokes. Many distinctive features of Apis cerana are shown in the illustration. First is the bright abdominal stripes, which look rather eye-catching against their black colour. Another is the erected hairs covering their compound eyes. The hair have an important function in assisting in pollen collection.

Category: Nature illustration

Technique: digital
Size: A4
Year: 2021