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Indian stingless bee

Tetragonula iridipennis

Description:

Pollen collector... One of the smallest bees, Tetragonula iridipennis is a major pollinator in many crops as well as wild plants. The size of each bee is about 3mm. They are kept for their medicinal honey. They do not have stings and hence called stingless bees.

Habitat:

Spotted on an Amaranthus plant in my garden.

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4 Comments

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 2 weeks ago

Thank you Tukuo..

Tukup
Tukup 2 weeks ago

What a catchy Sunny. Perfect timing. Thanks for sharing that.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 2 weeks ago

Thank you Mark... Yes, you are correct. This time I forgot to add. Thanks again.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 weeks ago

Sweet shot Sunny. Hope you don't mind I copied your scientific name into that field. I'm guessing you just forgot to do it ?

sunnyjosef
Spotted by
sunnyjosef

Kakkanad, Kerala, India

Spotted on Apr 7, 2021
Submitted on Apr 7, 2021

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