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Trigona sp.

Trigona sp.

Iamges of Trigona sp.

(Stingless bee, Sweat bee, Sugarbag bee)

FAMILY

Trigonidae

Species

Trigona sp.

Common name(s)

Stingless bee, Sweat bee, Sugarbag bee

Main colour

Black

Size

Body about 5 mm long

Campus

Cairns

Description

These small black bees have a somewhat rounded abdomen. Nests are made from a mixture of wax, gums and resins. Nests may be found in tree hollows and on wooden tables and buildings or even on steel supports! They are good pollinators of many native plants.