Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bees Can SMILE?

Uh, well no, actually :
"They have a rigid exoskeleton around the mouth.

"They can open their mandibles (jaws) but that's about it.

"A fortuitous light has reflected off the compound eyes, which makes them look that they have pupils.

"The light is also shining on the clypeus (a shield-like plate on the face) making it look like a nose and reflecting on the mandibles, which makes them look like a pinkish mouth."

Great photo though.

1 comment:

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