SCI: Melipona Marginata
Melipona marginata is a species of social bee of the tribe Meliponini. Bees in this group are known for their social behavior and stunted stinger. They are popularly known as stingless bees and are widely distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics. Its popular name is manduri, lesser manduri, minduri, gurupu do múdo or taipeira. The workers are about 6 to 7 mm long and have a gray or black color. The colonies are lightly populated, with approximately 300 adult individuals.