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The Melipona seminigra pernigra is a medium sized bee. It is predominantly black in colour with beige hair on the sides of the thorax and one amber segment on the abdomen. The entrance to the nest is a horn-shaped tube, with lacy edges that are made of clay with resins.

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The Melipona seminigra pernigra is an essential pollinator, and is used in meliponiculture for honey production and witchcraft.

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, Pará, Tocantins)
IUCN Redlist Rating: NE
Population Trend: Not Evaluated
Valuation: TBC

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