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The biggest and the smallest

The world’s largest bee is the Megachile pluto. It is 4 cm long with a enormous wingspan of 6.3 cm and has jaws like a stag beetle. It was thought to be extinct until its was rediscovered in 2019 on an Indonesian island, nesting inside an active termite mound. The smallest bee is less than 2 mm long and are members of the Euryglossina (Quasihesma) group native to Australia.

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