Apis laboriosa and Apis dorsata worker bees. A. laboriosa (left) has a completely dark abdomen and long golden thoracic hairs. A. dorsata (right) has several orange or yellow anterior abdominal segments and dark thoracic hairs. Details for the specimens photographed: A. laboriosa, collected by BA Underwood, Kaski District, Nepal, 1860 m, 8 v 1984 (Nest 6–8); A. dorsata, collected by GW Otis, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, 3.00 N, 101.68 E, 8 ii 1989. Scale bar: 1 cm.

  Part of: Kitnya N, Prabhudev MV, Bhatta CP, Pham TH, Nidup T, Megu K, Chakravorty J, Brockmann A, Otis GW (2020) Geographical distribution of the giant honey bee Apis laboriosa Smith, 1871 (Hymenoptera, Apidae). ZooKeys 951: 67-81. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.951.49855