Worker bee

Morphological characteristics of Apis m. carnica

  • Medium-sized, thin, generally gray, long legs;
  • The abdomen is pointed and dark, the first wide lateral abdominal segment may exhibit leathery brown spots or patches, the first abdominal segment may be entirely leathery brown;
  • The tomentum is gray to yellowish grey, wide, and very distinct;
  • The hairs of the fifth abdominal segment are thick and short (0.25–0.35 mm);
  • The cubital index is 2.7 (2.4–3.0);
  • The proboscis is 6.4 to 6.8 mm long.