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Blue Carpentar bee

Xylocopa caerulea


This Carpentar bee, Xylocopa caerulea , is covered with short blue hairs on its thorax and it was such a contrast to the black abdomen and wings.


Spotted this at a Highland area with the elevation of about 1500 meters.

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JulioHarahap a year ago

Sorry ........couldn't think of any words at that moment 馃槉

JulioHarahap a year ago


Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd a year 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!

Julio,you are allways welcome my friend,iam very happy that my little searche on your's awesome spotting page, have bring you so good memorys,that make my day :-)

JulioHarahap a year ago

Antonio, my good friend. I have not been into this house for a few years. . It was scary ....with spider webs large spiders , scorpions bees, crawlies and other animals. Wow!
It's an eerie feeling . Lol !!!
Thank you Dear Antonio . It was my first sighting of such and believe me , I rushed back to the lodge at Frasets Hill , just to upload it on Project Noah. This was a few Years ago. You are the only one friend. Member and Ranger who opened my rusty doors to this place. Thank you Antonio .....from the bottom of my 馃挀

Just beautiful Julio,beautiful composition,congrats and thanks for sharing

JulioHarahap 3 years ago

Thank you MayraSpringmann.

MayraSpringmann 3 years ago

Beautiful capture!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 4 years ago

Really an admirable spotting JulioHarahap

JulioHarahap 4 years ago

Sachin Zaveri ...thank you. In my whole time spent in the Mountain regions and Rain forest never have I seen a Blue Bumble Bee or even know of their existence. This spotting took about 4 minutes and it was gone. I have Been to the same location for about 3 more times and waited between early morning and evenings but it is nowhere to be seen.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 4 years ago

Nice spotting, I got Yellow :)

JulioHarahap 4 years ago

Morning IsmaelChavesAguilar.

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 4 years ago

Beautiful series!

JulioHarahap 4 years ago

It is indeed beautiful KarenL . Never knew that it comes in Blue until this sighting.

KarenL 4 years ago


JulioHarahap 4 years ago

There was a similar sighting in Singapore on this Blue Carpentar bee.

Selangor, Malaysia

Lat: 3.72, Long: 101.74

Spotted on Jan 20, 2012
Submitted on Jan 23, 2012

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