Yuening Jian - Apis cerana
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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