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The little trigone bee, Tetragonisca angustula, which only measures 4 millimeters, builds a wax cone of a few centimeters to protect its honey supply. The cone's color depends on the plants that the bee has visited.. Stingless bees of the Amazon

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Image size: 3744x5616 pixels (12.5"x18.7" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2009-08-28

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Wild animal / Insect / Hymenoptere / Bee / Stingless bee (Meliponini) / Stingless bee (Tetragonisca sp) / Stingless bee (Tetragonisca angustula)

America / South America / Amazonia

Enumeration / Group

Individual / Stage of development / Imago

Matter (substance) / Matter (zoology)


Behavior / Build

Behavior / Animal construction / Nest

Shot / Macrophotography


Individual / Nobody

Natural resources use / Agricultural product / Hive product / Natural wax

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Aculeata / Apoidea / Apidae / Tetragonisca

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