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Which of the following is not a sanguivore?
(D)Apis indica

Last updated date: 13th Jun 2024
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Hint: The one from the above options which are not the sanguivore is that organism or insect which is used for crop pollination and honey production. It was seen that they usually build multiple combed nests in tree hollows and man-made structures.

Complete solution: Sanguivore is that type of organisms that prey on the blood of other animals like ectoparasites. The Culex, Pediculus (is a species of louse), and also the Xenopsylla (rat flea genus) all are ectoparasites and also sanguivorous. Apis indica is commonly known as the honey bee and doesn't prey on the blood of animals.

Additional Information: A honey bee is known to be a eusocial flying insect within the Apis of the bee clade, which was native to Eurasia but spread to four other continents by human beings. They're commonly known for their beautiful construction of the perennial colonial nests from wax, the massive size of their colonies, and surplus production and storage of honey, distinguishing their hives as a prized foraging target of the many animals, including honey badgers, bears, and human hunter-gatherers. Only 8 surviving species of the honey bee are recognized, with a complete of 43 subspecies, though historically somewhat around 7 to 11 species are recognized. Honey bees represent only a little fraction of the roughly 20,000 known species of bees. In cold climates, honey bees stop flying when the temperature drops below about ${ 10 }^{ \circ }{ C }$ and crowd into the central area of the hive to create a "winter cluster". The worker bees huddle around the queen in the middle of the cluster, shivering to keep the center between ${ 27 }^{ \circ }{ C }$ the beginning of winter and ${ 34 }^{ \circ }{ C }$ once the queen resumes laying. The worker bees rotate through the cluster from the surface to the within in order that no bee gets too cold

So, the correct answer is ‘Apis indica’.

Note: Even the female mosquito is also known to be the sanguivore because of the reason that female mosquitoes always prefer blood to other nutrients because they need more nutrients as compared to the males for giving birth to the new ones.