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The Melipona fasciculata is a beautiful large grey bee abundantly covered with whitish hair on the body and red hair near the base of the wings. The entrance to the colony is an orifice surrounded by radial projections of clay with resins.

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The Melipona fasciculata is a stingless bee that is mostly used in honey production and is a good pollinator of crops.

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

Location: Brazil (Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Piauí, Tocantins)
IUCN Redlist Rating: NE
Population Trend: Not Evaluated
Valuation: TBC

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