Wing length

honey bee, wing length

Fore wing length is measured from wing tip to the point where the wing articulates with thorax on anterior edge.
The wing length can be used as a measure of body size.

Cubital index (in millimetres) of workers from species of genus Apis:

  • A. cerana 7.27 - 9.02 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 1.1) [1], 7.472 - 9.020 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 9.5) [1]
  • A. dorsata 12.5 - 13.5 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 1.1) [1]
  • A. florea 6.0-6.9 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 1.1) [1]
  • A. laboriosa 14.2 - 14.8 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 4.1) [1].
  • A. mellifera 7.64 - 9.70 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 4.1) [1].

Wing length (in millimetres ±SD) of workers from subspecies of A. mellifera:

  • A. m. adami 9.085±0.040 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 11.1) [1]
  • A. m. adansonii 8.45±0.16 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 12.2) [1]
  • A. m. armeniaca 9.068±0.144 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 11.1) [1]
  • A. m. anatoliaca 9.188±0.134 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 11.1) [1]
  • A. m. capensis 8.95±0.37 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 12.2) [1]
  • A. m. carnica 9.403±0.150 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 14.1), 9.176 - 9.403 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 14.2) [1]
  • A. m. caucasica 9.319±0.183 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 11.1) [1]
  • A. m. cecropia 9.184±0.152 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 14.1) [1]
  • A. m. cypria 8.865±0.149 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 11.1) [1]
  • A. m. iberiensis 9.253±0.173 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 13.1) [1]
  • A. m. intermissa 9.185±0.241 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 13.1) [1], 9.0302±0.1503 [2]
  • A. m. jemenitica 8.13±0.19 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 12.2), 7.868 - 8.219 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 12.3) [1]
  • A. m. lamarckii 8.38±0.25 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 12.2) [1]
  • A. m. ligustica 9.208±0.175 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 14.1) [1], 9.1539±0.0918 [2]
  • A. m. litorea 8.40±0.10 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 12.2) [1]
  • A. m. macedonica 9.180±0.151 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 14.1) [1]
  • A. m. mellifera 9.334±0.111 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 13.1) [1]
  • A. m. meda 8.967±0.231 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 11.1) [1]
  • A. m. monticola 8.85±0.23 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 12.2) [1]
  • A. m. ruttneri 8.6966±0.1139 [2]
  • A. m. sahariensis 8.948±0.165 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 13.1) [1]
  • A. m. scutellata 8.66±0.16 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 12.2) [1]
  • A. m. siciliana 8.976±0.158 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 14.1) [1], 9.0028±0.0909 [2]
  • A. m. simensis 8.7820±0.2248 (Meixner et al. 2011, Tab. 3) [3]
  • A. m. syriaca 8.482±0.228 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 11.1) [1]
  • A. m. unicolor 8.77±0.32 (Ruttner 1988, Tab. 12.2) [1]

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