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World’s Largest Bee Species Thought To Be Extinct Rediscovered In Indonesia

For nearly 40 years, it was believed that the gargantuan bee had gone extinct. The bee, which is approximately the size of a human thumb, had not been seen since 1981:

The remarkable rediscovery of Wallace’s giant bee, or Megachile pluto, took place in Indonesia, CNN reported. Natural history photographer Clay Bolt, entomologist Eli Wyman, behavioral ecologist Simon Robson, and ornithologist Glenn Chilton trudged through the humid jungle for five days in search of it before finally coming face to face with the animal.

Image Credit: Clay Bolt


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