Antennal Sensilla Of Adult Worker Apis Cerana Indica
D G Naik, Ashoka S Bhongle, A H Kapadi; M C Suryanarayana; S S Chawoa, O P Chaudhary
Intraspecific communication is a basic requirement of social insects. For effective communication honey bees use stimuli such as sight, smell, taste, touch, heat and sound, perceived by sense organs called sensilla, which are concentrated on the antennae. Scanning electron microscopic studies of sensilla of worker honey bees, Apis mellifera (Esslen &Kaissling, 1976), and A. florea (Gupta, 1992) have been conducted. However, the micromorphology of the antennae of A. cerana indica, the Indian hive bee, has not been studied.