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World's Oldest Bee Fossil.

George Poinar from Oregon State University and colleagues discovered the world's oldest bee, a 100-million-year-old fossil preserved in amber, found in a mine in Hukawng Valley of Myanmar.

"This is the oldest known bee we've ever been able to identify, and it shares some of the features of wasps," said lead author George Poinar, a researcher from Oregon State University. "But overall it's more bee than wasp, and gives us a pretty good idea of when these two types of insects were separating on their evolutionary paths."


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