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Giant Honey Bee

Apis dorsata breviligula


Subspecies Apis dorsata breviligula Maa has Philippine distribution. It is a huge honey bee with length of about 2 cm, spotted nectaring on Asystasia gangetica (Creeping Foxglove). Apis dorsata is a giant honey bee of South and Southeast Asia mainly in forested areas.


Untended open space near hot spring resort houses.

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Calamba, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 29, 2013
Submitted on Apr 6, 2014

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