2nd October 2019


How many stripes are on a bee?

Question 2: How many stripes/bands of colour does the bumblebee have on its body and where are these bands? Are they on the head, middle area (called the thorax) or on the back area (called the abdomen)? This bee has two yellow stripes – one on its thorax, the other on its abdomen.

Consequently, how many pairs of wings has a bee?

Originally Answered: How many pairs of wings does a bee have? Bees have two pairs of wings. However, they are normally linked together by a sort of velcro-like strip on the front of the rear wing, so that they look and act like a single pair of wings.

Do bees have two sets of wings?

The honey bee also has three pairs of segmented legs (six legs) which are attached to the thorax; they have pollen baskets on their hind legs. Honey bees have two sets of wings (four wings) that are attached to the thorax; the fore wings are much larger than the hind wings.

What is a bee's wing made of?

Together, bees, wasps and ants make up the insect order Hymenoptera, which means "membranous wings." A bee's body has a lot in common with the bodies of other insects. Much of it is covered in an exoskeleton made from small, movable plates of chitin.
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