We recently saw how a new species of frog was found in New York City. However, that pales in comparison to the latest new species found in the Big City — a new bee that lives off the sweat of humans. Now if we can only show him flipping off other bees during rush hour, it is the final proof of how a particular environment will lead to perfect adaptation through evolution.
The newbie new bee is only the size of a sesame seed and, according to entomologist John Ascher, uses “humans as a salt lick.” Like many New Yorkers, the bees came to the city to live rather than produce — they do not make much honey and their sting is barely a pinprick.
The bee has been named Lasioglossum gotham and shows that humans were not the first to develop claims of sweat equity on and off Broadway.
Source: Daily Mail