They usually have a hairy, round body and their legs are usually hidden when flying. They only sting when provoked.
The body is slender and narrow-waisted, with little to no hair. Their legs hang down when flying. They only sting when provoked.
They have a thin waist and are usually wingless, sometimes divided into smaller workers and larger soldiers. ‘Ant bites’ are usually the acidic stings of ants.
Local name: Lebah
Ecological function: pollinators
Level in food chain: primary consumer
Feeding behaviour: nectarivore
Microhabitat: sometimes live in colonies in hives
Local name: Tebuan
Ecological function: prey-predator relationship, pollinator
Level in food chain: secondary consumer
Feeding behaviour: nectarivore, carnivore
Microhabitat: sometimes live in colonies in grounds or in roof spaces
Local name: Semut
Ecological function: decomposer, scavenger
Level in food chain: primary and secondary consumer
Feeding behaviour: detritovore, omnivore
Microhabitat: almost everywhere