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Wallace's Giant Bee – original drawing



Originally collected by Alfred Russel Wallace in 1858, Wallace's Giant Bee was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1981 by Adam C. Messer, an American entomologist, who found six nests on the island of Bacan and other nearby islands. After 1981, the bee was not observed in the wild for nearly four decades – until 2018 and 2019.


Country: Indonesia.
Size: Length – 38 mm (females), 23 mm (males).Habitat: Lowland forests. 
Conservation status: Critically endangered.
Reason for being endangered: Deforestation causing loss of their habitat.   


Pen and watercolour on white Munken paper.
Original drawing.
Unframed, supplied with a passepartout that will match an A3 frame.


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