"Extinct" bee lands in front of scientist researching Pharohylaeus lactiferus

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James Dorey admits he might be one of the luckiest researchers ever – when he went to find a native bee that had not been seen for nearly a century, one landed right in front of him.

“I was walking on the edge of a rainforest near Atherton in far north Queensland and I saw a bee land on a leaf,” he said.

“I took one look at it and pretty quickly realised what it was. I’ll admit that I was embarrassingly excited.”

His research is at