NEW FOSSIL PHOTOS: "Graceful Weasel," Jewel Bug, More

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An ancient leafcutter bee, Friccomelissa schopowi, was among the more than 1,400 fossil insects found in the Messel Pit site near Frankfurt, Germany, between 2007 and 2008.

Unlike its modern relatives, though, the Messel bee apparently didn't build its nest with disks cut from planet leaves, according to researchers with the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt who analyzed the fossil.
— Photograph courtesy Senckenberg Research Institute
 
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