B0007754 Rear leg of a honeybee
Credit: Spike Walker. Wellcome Images
Photomicrograph of the rear leg of a honeybee. The legs feature long hairs within the joint of the leg, which forms the so-called ‘pollen baskets’ to trap pollen and transport it back to the hive.The lower region of the leg (seen here) have rows of hairs, which form an efficient ‘brush’ for removing pollen from the coat. The fantastic colurs are created using crossed polars on a cleared specimen.
Light microscopy
Aug 2010 Published: –

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