First instar larva

honey bee, first instar larva

First instar larva of honey bee. The larva is at the bottom of workers cell in a droplet of brood food. After Dade (1977, plate 20) [1], Collins (2004, fig. 4d) [2].


  1. Dade H.A. (1977) Anatomy and dissection of the honeybee. International Bee Research Association, London, pp. 158.
  2. Collins A.M. (2004) Variation in time of egg hatch by the honey bee, Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97:140–146.