Apis mellifera sahariensis

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Apis mellifera sahariensis
النحل الصحراوي Apis mellifera sahariensis.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Apis
A. m. sahariensis
Trinomial name
Apis mellifera sahariensis
(Baldensperger, 1932)

Apis mellifera sahariensis is a North African bee subspecies, of the species Apis mellifera. It is closely related to Apis mellifera intermissa in the region.

Apis mellifera sahariensis is native to Sahara desert oasis habitats. This bee type is adapted to the Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), other Saharan flora.[1] [2]

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  1. ^ Y Le Conte, M. Navajas scholar.google.com website Climate change: impact on honey bee populations and diseases Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz., 2008, 27 (2), 499-510 [Retrieved 2011-12-20]
  2. ^ Taher Shaibi, Stefan Fuchs and Robin F. A. Moritz springerlink.com website Morphological study of Honeybees (Apis mellifera) from Libya Volume 40, Number 2, 97-105, doi:10.1051/apido/2008068 [Retrieved 2011-12-20]