The honeybees, Apis mellifera Linnaeus (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of woodland savanna of southeastern Africa

Radloff, S.E. and Hepburn, H.R. and Villet, M.H. (1997) The honeybees, Apis mellifera Linnaeus (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of woodland savanna of southeastern Africa. African Entomology, 5 (1). pp. 18-27. ISSN 1021-3589

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Abstract

The morphometric characters and sting pheromones of worker honeybees, Apis mellifera Linnaeus, were analysed by multivariate methods to identify discrete populations in the southeastern woodland savanna of Africa. A discrete population in Mozambique is classified as A. m. litorea Smith, a second in Zimbabwe as A. m. scutellata Lepeletier and a third group in southwestern Zambia as A.m. adansonii Latreille. A zone of introgression between the last two subspecies occurs in south-central Zambia and in the Zambezi Valley.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:honeybee, populations, morphometrics, sting pheromones, Mozambique, Mocambique, Zimbabwe
Subjects:Q Science > QL Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Commerce > Statistics
Faculty > Faculty of Science > Statistics
ID Code:1945
Deposited By: Prof Martin Villet
Deposited On:04 Jun 2012 07:56
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