Apis (Apis) mellifera scutellata

Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau 1836

Taxon referenced in page Apis of the world
Author(s) : Pauly A.
The African Honey Bee.

Range from South Africa and northward along eastern half of the continent.

This species was originally described from "Caffraria" (in South Africa) and distinguished from Apis caffra (Lepeletier de saint Fargeau 1836) (= A. m. capensis) by its yellow scutellum.

Remark: tis is the race introduced into Brazil in the 1950's, it is known as the "Africanized Honey Bee" or "Killer Bee".



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