Megachile pluto

Megachile pluto
Stavenn Megachile pluto.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Megachilidae
Genus: Megachile
Subgenus: M. ( Chalicodoma)
Species: M. pluto
Binomial name
Megachile pluto
B. Smith ex Wallace, 1860
  • Chalcidoma pluto (Smith, 1860)
  • Chalicodoma pluto (Smith, 1860)

Megachile pluto, also known as Wallace's giant bee, is a very large Indonesian resin bee. It is the largest known living bee species. It was believed to be extinct until rediscovery in 1981.


Females may reach a length of 38 mm (1.5 in), with a wingspan of 63.5 mm (2.5 in). Males only grow to about 23 mm (0.9 in) long. M. pluto is believed to be the largest living bee species. [2]

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