The world’s biggest honey bee, a giant insect like the measure of a human thumb has been rediscovered.
BBC reports that Bee (Megachile pluto) was seen in a remote locale of Indonesia in its first sighting in about 40 years, adding that scientists were delighted about the insect.
It was stated that Adam C. Messer had reported seeing Wallace’s giant bee living in the wild in 1981, which was among the 25 “most wanted lost” species that are the focus of Global Wildlife Conservation’s “Search for Lost Species” initiative.
A specialist bee photographer, Clay Bolt who took the photograph of the large insect said, “To actually see how beautiful and big the species is in life, to hear the sound of its giant wings… was just incredible.
”My dream is now to elevate this bee to a symbol of conservation in this part of Indonesia, a point of pride for the locals there.”