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black-orange-black color patterns in Hymenoptera

black-orange-black color patterns in Hymenoptera

A study of the black-orange-black color pattern in the order Hymenoptera found 66 variations on the pattern, including a dozen common variations illustrated here. (Mts = metasoma, Prp = propodeum, Scu = scutellum, Mes = mesoscutum, H = head.) (Image originally published in Mora and Hanson 2019, Journal of Insect Science)

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