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Apidae - Apis mellifera - male

Apidae - Apis mellifera - Male
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
March 29, 2007

Finally a drone!
It is probably the first one.
When you have the sex info (as well as adult/immature) it is a good idea to edit your entry and check it. It helps when you are searching by mousing over or when you use the advanced search. I did it for you this time.

Nice find. Seems to be the first drone posted.
Welcome to Bug Guide from a neighbor to the south. (Irvine)

Thanks, Ron!
Thanks, Ron!

Apis mellifera
honey bee drone

thanks, John!
thanks, John!

Moved the image to the guide. It looks to me, too, like our first drone. And let me echo the welcome, but from the north (Encino- though I was actually born in Hollywood).

Thank you, Chuck. I've been
Thank you, Chuck. I've been in CA for about 5 years and am just now starting to recognize enjoy all the native insect species.