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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Coiba Bee Collection

Caption: Chemical scents applied to paper baits attracted this collection of bees. The new bee species from Panama's Coiba Island, Melipona insularis, is a larger bee with fuzzy yellow hairs on its abdomen.

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