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Stingless Bees

Nannotrigona sp.

Description:

These tiny guys make entry "tubes" into the tree. They look like they are made of wax. The insect itself is quite small, maybe a 1/4" long max. They are mostly black. You can see some at the entry. They were all working on the tube structure.

Habitat:

Tropical dry forest. I have seen them in both living and dead trees.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Stingless bees
Nannotrigona sp.


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6 Comments

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Done Ava!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Please also consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Thanks Stephen!

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 8 years ago

good work

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Gracias Juan.

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 9 years ago

Those look like stingless bees. If anyone can ID them to species it would be JuanDiTrani.

LarryGraziano
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LarryGraziano

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 24, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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