Wings, veins

honey bee wings

Fore wing (upper) and hind wing (lower) of honey bee worker. Venation terminology based on Michener (2000) [1]. (scale bar = 1 mm)

1m-cu - first medio-cubital cross-vein (first recurrent)
2m-cu - second medio-cubital cross-vein (second recurrent)
1r-m - first radio-medial cross-vein (second submarginal cross-vein)
2r-m - second radio-medial cross-vein (third submarginal cross-vein)
C - costa
Cu - cubitus
Cu1 - first branch of cubitus
Cu2 - second branch of cubitus
M - media (basal vein)
r - radial cross-vein
R - radius
R1 - first branch of radius
Rs - radial sector
V - vannal vein

References

  1. Michener C.D. (2000) The bees of the world. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.