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The Frieseomelitta longipes is a small, predominantly yellow bee, that has elongated posterior tibias. The entrance to the colony resembles a cone formed by layers of resins of varying transparency and colours. This gives the entrance the feel of a crystal sugar volcano.

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The Frieseomelitta longipes produces large amounts of propolis that has verified medicinal properties.

Key threats include: residential and commercial development; agriculture and aquaculture; climate change and severe weather; and natural system modifications.

Location: Brazil (Pará) and Guyana (Potaro-Siparuni)
IUCN Redlist Rating: NE
Population Trend: Not Evaluated
Valuation: TBC

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