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Fossilized insect from 100 million years ago is oldest record of primitive bee with pollen

Beetle parasites clinging to a Primitive Bee 100 million Years Ago may have caused the flight error that, while deadly for the insect, is a boon for science today. 100-million-year-old Discoscapa apicula. The bee is carrying four beetle triungulins [Credit: George Poinar Jr., OSU College of Science] (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The female bee, which became stuck in tree resin and thus preserved in amber,...

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