In my A-Z if Bees this badass W is... Wallace’s Giant Bee Oil, acrylic, gold leaf and spray paint on canvas, 5x5 inches. Latin: Megachile Pluto Location: Thought to be extinct as none had been seen for nearly 40 years, until two were found in 2018 and a live female filmed in 2019. It’s a very large kind of Indian Resin Bee and is the largest bee in the world. Characteristics: This black resin bee is well developed with large jaws. The species exhibits strong sexual dimorphism: females may grow to 1.5 inches with a wingspan of 2.5 inches. Males only grow to about 1 inch in size and only females have the large jaws. Endangered status: was thought to be extinct but has now been classed as Vulnerable.
Wallace’s Giant Bee (A-Z Series)
£195.00 Regular Price