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Nearly 500 bee species are thriving in a small patch of US desert

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New Scientist

Publication Date
2021-03-29

There are about 20,000 known species of bee on the planet, and nowhere else is this diversity more concentrated than in southern Arizona along the US-Mexico border. Hundreds of bee species can be found in a patch of desert there about the size of Heathrow airport, meaning it has the world’s densest aggregation of bee species yet measured.

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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2272581-nearly-500-bee-species-are-thriving-in-a-small-patch-of-us-desert/