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Australian Faunal Directory
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LSID JSON / WMS /RDF

Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:7de3d2d2-ed28-4066-b583-7025c5c70c65

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

JSON

For a JSON view of this data, click here

WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Apis (Apis) mellifera
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

To download an RDF/XML document for the concepts and names click here
A JSON view of this information is here here
A html view of this information is here here

Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats

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Online resources

Aus Wild Life
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BowerBird
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Citizen Science
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Flickr EOL
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NatureShare
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OZ Animals
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Wikipedia
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Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – terrestrial invertebrates
Brief description: Black and orange stripes across the body.
Description : Body with wide black and orange stripes. Hair on the eyes. Body up to 2 cm long.
Biology : Honey Bees live in communities: sterile female workers tend to the queen, larvae and pupae, and build, maintain and defend the hive. They collect nectar with long tongues. Unlike most Australian bees, they carry their pollen in specialised hairless pollen baskets (corbicula) on their hind legs rather than in haired areas. They are the only stinging insect that leaves its sting in the wound.
Habitat: Flying or on vegetation.
Native status: Introduced to Australia
Diet: Nectar
Dangerous: Painful sting, sometimes causing allergic reaction.
Colours: black orange
Distribution: Worldwide. Mainland Australia and Tasmania.
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: True
Author credit: Museum Victoria Sciences Staff / Museum Victoria

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Apis (Apis) mellifera

Common Names

Common name Source
Honey Bee
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Honey Bees
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
ARTHROPODA
subphylum
HEXAPODA
class
INSECTA
suprageneric
Pterygotes
order
HYMENOPTERA
superfamily
APOIDEA
suprageneric
APIFORMES
family
APIDAE
subfamily
APINAE
tribe
Apini
genus
Apis
subgenus
Apis (Apis)
species
Apis (Apis) mellifera  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA

Genbank