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Rare Australian bee rediscovered after nearly a century –

It hadn’t been seen since 1923 and was thought to be extinct.



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An extremely rare species of bee that hasn’t been seen for nearly a century and was thought to be extinct has been rediscovered by a lone researcher in Australia.
This rare “masked” bee, known as Pharohylaeus lactiferus, is native to Australia and is the only species in the genus Pharohylaeus. It is similar in size to the invasive European honeybee
(Apis mellifera). Only six individuals have been previously identified in Australia and the last one was reported in 1923. 
But the bee was recently…

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