Scientist find half male, half female bee

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Scientists have discovered a half male, half female bee.

This condition is known as gynandromorphism.

On its left side, the bee is male. It has a small, dainty mandible, a long antenna, and a thin, delicate hind leg with fewer bristles.
The right side has female characteristics – a shorter antenna, a pronounced, toothed mandible, and a thick, hairy hind leg..It’s a little known fact that – gynandromorphs have been found in at least 140 bee species, as well as butterflies, birds and crustaceans.

In bees, it’s usually only seen after the insects are already dead..

In this case, researchers led by Erin Krichilsky of Cornell University found the bee living in the forest of Barro Colorado Island in Panama.

This was a stroke of luck – because studying gynandromorphic bees that are still alive could help us learn a lot about these fascinating insects.

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tristan
tristan
1 year ago

Weird!

yanwu
yanwu
1 year ago

That was cool

Sophie
Sophie
1 year ago

When bees sting you they die, but not wasps.

potato
potato
1 year ago

half boy, half girl? WIERD

Jessica Vu
Jessica Vu
1 year ago

This is wierd

Tuntun
Tuntun
1 year ago

That was the weirdest thing I ever heard about

Eden
Eden
1 year ago

i think it is very weird and cool i hope i can find a bee like this!

samuel
samuel
1 year ago

I have been stung by a bee before.

Delilah
Delilah
1 year ago

this article is strange but cool.

Cleo
Cleo
1 year ago

that is very disgusting and weird

Deborah
Deborah
1 year ago

wait, does it mean scene the bee is half male and half female if one side dies does the other side live? If it does then eww

Edward
Edward
1 year ago

does the stinger change?

karihi
karihi
1 year ago

that is a long word

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1 year ago

This new bee was probably improperly bred by its parents. Maybe they had a such issue with them that they somehow made a mutated bee with half genders. Or it there was something going on with the female bee that couldn’t quite assume that the newborn baby bee was a female or a male, and since it was probably damaged, it made some sort of mutation.

sherwin
sherwin
1 year ago

so thats so werid i have never ever heard about that

Cupcakes!!!!
Cupcakes!!!!
1 year ago

Weird and Cool!

max
max
1 year ago

this i sooooo weird

Kaiya
Kaiya
1 year ago

how can a bee be half male and half female?

random stranger
random stranger
1 year ago

wow that sounds cool!

P-STAR7
P-STAR7
1 year ago

WOAH!

ellah
ellah
1 year ago

That is so funny and wreid.

cute dog lover! ;)
cute dog lover! ;)
1 year ago

Wow.
That is weird and cool! I have never heard of that before.
It’s weird that so many bees have got it. 🙂

Nate
Nate
1 year ago

Finnaly a bee version of me…. ?

Livvy
Livvy
1 year ago

I think that’s cool and it helps the bee to “bee” even more unique. Get it?

Avani
Avani
1 year ago

Wow that is interesting

Oscar
Oscar
1 year ago

Thats Crazy!!

frybanshee
frybanshee
1 year ago

amazing

Sonali
Sonali
1 year ago

OMG!!!! THIS IS SOOOO COOL

jeffyjoe
jeffyjoe
1 year ago

werd
 

Last edited 1 year ago by jeffyjoe
Banana.com
Banana.com
1 year ago

That is so weird

LIAM MCKEE
LIAM MCKEE
1 year ago

that is very weird

Aaliyah
Aaliyah
1 year ago

that’s weird!!

Anime Weeb
Anime Weeb
1 year ago

the picture does not show much only the head
Lmao

Holy family student - Varias
Holy family student - Varias
1 year ago

This is so interesting

jim
jim
1 year ago

OK that is weird?

Grace English
Grace English
1 year ago

How does that work? Would you be able to do it with humans! That would be absolutely amazing and weird at the same time!!!!

tane
tane
11 months ago

thats really weird wow!

spencer
spencer
11 months ago

wow!

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