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insect members of the superfamily apoidea, found almost everywhere, particularly on flowers. About 3500 species occur in north america. They differ from most wasps in that their young are fed honey and pollen rather than animal food. Honey is collected in the form of nectar from flowers and concentrated into honey by evaporation. For most people bee stings are of little significance and are treated locally; other persons, however, react with hypersensitivity putting them in serious danger. (borror, et al., an introduction to the study of insects, 4th ed; smith, insects and other arthropods of medical importance, 1973, p409)

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Phylogenetic tree help?

Hey guys i'm doing a Phylogenetic tree on a single species, lets say a bumble bee. These bumble bees have 7 distinct features, some have the same and some don't. I was able to connect the main ancestors, a bumble bee with only one difference. Those are A and E and D and ...

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Topic: Phylogenetic tree help?
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Re: unbalanced gender ratios of offspring

... the population instead. hence it should not be due to natural selection. i've read about kin selection and how that worked for colonies of bees and ants. is there a similar mechanism in play?

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Evolution- Caminalcules

... finding cases where two or more species have a similar characteristic that evolved independently in each lineage. The wings of bats, birds, and bees are an example of convergence since the three groups did not inert the characteristic from their common ancestor. Write your answers in complete ...

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by Beamerr32
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:30 pm
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by nicholasetew
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:57 pm
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