Trophallaxis

honey bee, trophalaxis

Trophallaxis between two honey bee workers. The worker on the left is collecting food from the worker on the right.
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References

  1. Free J.B. (1957) The transmission of food between worker honeybees. British Journal of Animal Behaviour 5:41-47.
  2. Korst P.J.A.M., Velthuis H.H.W. (1982) The nature of trophallaxis in honeybees. Insectes Sociaux 29:209-221.