honey bee, spermatheca

Spermatheca of honey bee queen. After Snodgrass (1956, fig. 106ab) [1].

b - duct of spermathecal gland
d - spermathecal duct
m - muscles of spermathecal duct (marked red)
Odl - oviduct
Spt - spermatheca
SptGld - spermathecal gland
Vag - vagina


  1. Snodgrass R.E. (1956) Anatomy of the honey bee. Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca, pp. 334.