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large carpenter bee

Xylocopa latipes


large carpenter bee with blue compound eyes spotted at southern-westernghats , Tamilnadu ,India. carpenter bees often choose useful structural woods as nesting sites, as they are able to burrow through it with their powerful mandibles. 2nd picture is the nesting site- a dead tree trunk with many bee made holes. 3rd pic - a bee inside the nest, 4th pic shows some dead bees inside the nest.

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Arun a week ago

@Leuba Ridgway .. Thank you :)

Arun a week ago

@Maria dB ... Thank you :)

Arun a week ago

@AshleyT .. Thank you :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a week ago

Very good photos - I love the shot of the bee in his tree burrow.

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 weeks ago

Nice spotting including the habitat!

AshleyT 2 weeks ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 8.71, Long: 77.36

Spotted on Sep 14, 2018
Submitted on Nov 27, 2018

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