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honey bee sting

Side view of sting of honey bee worker. After Snodgrass (1910, fig. 36) The anatomy of the honey bee,
U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology, Technical Series
, Volume 18, Washington, DC, p.1-162, (1910)
[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