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Sugarbag Bee

Tetragonula carbonaria


This bee has no sting but when attacked by their arch enemy the hive beetle the sugarbag bee will rapidly and completely cover the beetle in wax, tree resin and mud. They will ‘mummify’ the beetle alive. Guardian:Jarra Prider

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Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Sep 1, 2016
Submitted on Sep 1, 2016

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