How to Become a Vulture and Not Die Trying: Following Tropical Bees and Their Gut Microbes

Meat-eating bees made the news in late 2021, after a study examined the unique gut microbiomes of these unusual species. Trigona hypogea, Trigona necrophaga, and Trigona crassipes are the only three known bee species in the world that feed exclusively on carrion. (Photo by Quinn McFrederick, Ph.D.)

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Meat-eating bees made the news in late 2021, after a study examined the unique gut microbiomes of these unusual species. Trigona hypogea, Trigona necrophaga, and Trigona…

Source: Entomology Today

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