Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Comparative study on average body weight and morphometric studies on honeybees Apis Florea and Apis Cerana Indica. (Fabricius, 1787)
Author(s): Thiripurasundari S, Balasubramanian S, Varadharajan M
Abstract: In this study were compared average body weight and morphometrics characters of the honeybees A. florae and A. cerana indica were studied in Mailadhuthrai, Tamil Nadu, India. The studies on selected characters of the two different species were studied. A total of 125 bees including 75 A. florae and 50 A. cerana indica were collected and measurements were observed, body length, tongue length, forewing length, forewing width, number of wings hooks width of hind metatarsus and length of leg were studied. The average weight of the A. florae18.08 mg and A. cerana indica as 54.9 mg. the morphometrics measurements indicated a higher value for the Indian hive bee A. cerana indica.