Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Morphometric characterization of Honeybee Apis dorsata in Dehradun District, Uttarakhand
Author(s): Ashish Uniyal, Chandra Prakash, Bhupendra Nautiyal, Izenti Reang, Anju Rawat, Sapna Chauhan
Abstract: In Dehradun, the morphometric characters of Apis dorsata from different areas were studied using simple method. In the present study, 29 morphological characters of honey were studied viz., head length (HL), head width (HW), fore wing length (FWL), fore wing width (FWW), abdomen length (AL), abdomen width (AW), tounge length (TL), tounge width (TW), sting length (SL), antennae length (AnL), antennae width (AnW), hind wing length (HWL), hind wing width (HWW), total leg length (TL), femur length (FL), tibia length (TL), metatarsus length (MTL), metatarsus width (MTW), cubital index (CI), Distance DC, DD, CA and CB of fore wing didn’t show significant variation (P>0.05). Moreover, fore wing angle A, B, C and in hind wing angle H1, H2 and hind H3 didn’t show significant variation (P>0.05). The morphometric analysis of honey bee provides useful information for feature research and also provides information for biodiversity of honey bee.