honey bee sting

Side view of sting of honey bee worker. After Snodgrass (1910, fig. 36) [1]. (scale bar = 0.5 mm)
See also sting animation.
blb - bulb of stylet
Lct - lancet
Ob - oblong plate
Qd - quadrate plate
Sh - sheath lobe
Stl - stylet
Tri - triangular plat


  1. Snodgrass R.E. (1910) The anatomy of the honey bee. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology, Technical Series 18:1-162.