‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee refound

  1. Wallace’s giant bee- the world’s largest bee- has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia. The bee lives in the Indonesian island region of North Moluccas. The bee has been spotted for the first time in almost 40 years
  2. The Wallace bee was discovered in the 19th century by British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. It was nicknamed as the “flying bulldog”.
  3. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists the bee as “vulnerable”. Though the population of the bee is relatively high, the remoteness of its population makes it hard to study.