|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.)