The Parable Of The World’s Largest Bee

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The rediscovery of the Megachile pluto species caused a brief media buzz in 2019. Considered the world’s largest bee, the species was last seen alive in 1981. Eli Wyman, the leader of the expedition team that found the bee in the North Maluku islands of Indonesia, was hopeful that its rediscovery would bolster conservation efforts for the species, but not much came to fruition after the excitement wore off. He may have even harmed the bee species after it became a sought-after collectable for bug enthusiasts. Read full article here

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