Apis mellifera    

Sagittal section through the polytrophic ovariole of a queen honeybee, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Micro-slide, Edmonton, Alberta Image shows nurse cells (there are 15) and an adjacent, pre-vitellogenic oocyte surrounded by follicle cells. In hymenopterans, the nurse cells and oocyte alternate in adjacent, interconnected follicles. taken by B.S.Heming (Source: University of Alberta BioDiTRL online database, accessed Dec. 7, 2015. Copyright restrictions apply.)

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