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Africanized honeybee

Scientific Name
Apis mellifera scutellata
Scientific Author
(Lepeletier)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Apidae)

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Distribution

  • USA and Canada
  • Central and South America
  • Africa

Description

Native range: A. m. scutellata is native to eastern and southern Africa.


Known introduced range: They were introduced to Brazil in 1957 and spread throughout South America, Central America, and into Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas.

 

Source:

http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=325&fr=1&sts=  

 


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