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Chiasmognathus batelkai

Caption: This is the male of Chiasmognathus batelkai, a species from a group of minute cuckoo bees but at 3.2–4.2 mm in length it is the largest of its genus and represents a case of island ‘gigantism’.

Credit: Dr. Jakub Straka & Dr. Michael S. Engel.

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