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Subspecies Apis mellifera mellifera - Black Honeybee

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Apini (Honey Bees)
Genus Apis
Species mellifera (Western Honey Bee)
Subspecies mellifera (Black Honeybee)
Other Common Names
German Honeybee
Identification
Color of abdomen very dark overall, even black
Range
Wild remnants from early introduction by English colonists, among others. Widespread, but better adapted to cooler areas
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