Info | Lebah terbesar di dunia ada di INDONESIA

Megachile pluto is a very large Indonesian resin bee (a leafcutter bee that uses resin to make compartments in its nest). As females can be as large as 39 mm (1.5″) long with a wingspan of 63 mm (2.5″), Megachile pluto is regarded as the largest bee in the world, and has been referred to as Wallace’s Giant Bee. Males only grow to about 23 mm (0.9″) long.

Megachile pluto was first discovered in Indonesia in 1859 by the naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. It was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1981 by Adam C. Messer, an American Entomologist, who found six nests on the island of Bacan and other nearby islands.

Megachile pluto build their nests inside active termite nests, which explains why even island residents were unaware of the bee’s existence.

Megachile Pluto adalah lebah yang sangat besar yang terdapat di (lebah yang menggunakan resin untuk membuat kompartemen di sarangnya). betinanya dapat sebesar 39 mm (1,5 “) dengan panjang lebar sayap sebesar 63 mm (2,5”),
Megachile Pluto dianggap sebagai lebah terbesar di dunia, dan disebut juga sebagai Wallace’s Giant Bee. sedangkan pejantannya hanya tumbuh sekitar 23 mm (0,9 “).

Megachile Pluto pertama kali ditemukan di pada tahun 1859 oleh naturalis Alfred Russel Wallace. Ini dianggap punah sampai ditemukan kembali pada tahun 1981 oleh Adam C. Messer, seorang entomologi Amerika, yang menemukan enam sarang di pulau Bacan dan pulau-pulau terdekat lainnya.

Megachile Pluto membangun sarang mereka di dalam sarang rayap aktif, yang menjelaskan mengapa penduduk pulau bahkan tidak mengetahui keberadaan lebah tersebut.

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