hymenoptera

Did some research on honeybees this past week and found the Latin, Hymenoptera Apis mellifera.
I’m wondering about etymology of hymen, because Derrida plays with its inside/outside doubled nature. It appears to have only minimal crossover from referring to a thin skin or membrane to … the wings of a genus of insects.
Honeybees have two kinds of dances to indicate the location of food: the round dance and the waggle dance. Waggling (!) involves fixing the coordinates of the sun with the hive and the pollen. Awesome.


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