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Asian Honey Bee?  I wonder?  Definitly not my Western Honey Bee - Apis mellifera - female

Asian Honey Bee? I wonder? Definitly not my Western Honey Bee - Apis mellifera - Female
OMAHA, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
September 22, 2020
Was taking photos of a Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) and starting taking some of this insect. As I was photographing, noticed that the abdomen was different, so really tried to get some photos from different angles. Looking at the photos, I can see differences. Tried to look up similar insects and iNaturalist offered this choice. Wanted experts to verify this, so went to the top people. Feeding on wild garlic in my flower bed. 78 degrees. Thanks for any help.

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Asian Honey Bee?  I wonder?  Definitly not my Western Honey Bee - Apis mellifera - female Asian Honey Bee?  I wonder?  Definitly not my Western Honey Bee - Apis mellifera - female Asian Honey Bee?  I wonder?  Definitly not my Western Honey Bee - Apis mellifera - female

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Female
Fully developed = Adult
Sometimes the abdomen can be quite dark.
Apis mellifera: ♀

 
Thanks...that was quick
Wow..a new thing to look for when I am photographing and cataloguing. Glad it wasn't an invasive species. Thanks again.

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