Joined: Jan. 2006
Link to the LiveScience blurb is in the quote...
|"This is the oldest known bee we've ever been able to identify, and it shares some of the features of wasps," said lead author George Poinar, a researcher from Oregon State University. "But overall it's more bee than wasp, and gives us a pretty good idea of when these two types of insects were separating on their evolutionary paths."|
100 million years old, in a mine in the Hukawng Valley of Myanmar, trapped in amber.
EDIT TO ADD: Here's the link to the Science article which also talks about the genome sequencing, as a bonus.
Lou FCD is still in school, so we should only count him as a baby biologist. -carlsonjok -deprecated
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