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