This book explains the structure of this fascinating insect and secondly, through stunning images, to reveal the insects intricate detail. The book starts with a chapter on the developmental stages, showing the internal changes taking place from the egg to the larva, and then the pupa. It includes chapters on all body parts, wings and flight structures, the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems and finishes with chapters on the queen and the drone. The anatomy is explained in clear color diagrams and illustrated with over six hundred high-quality photographs. These include electron micro-graphs, close-up images, high-power stained sections (histology) and other techniques.