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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

Thank you MayraSpringmann.

MayraSpringmann a year ago

Beautiful capture!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Really an admirable spotting JulioHarahap

JulioHarahap 2 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 2 years ago

Nice spotting, I got Yellow :)

JulioHarahap 2 years ago

Morning IsmaelChavesAguilar.

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 2 years ago

Beautiful series!

JulioHarahap 2 years ago

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

KarenL 2 years ago


JulioHarahap 2 years ago

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


Lat: 3.72, Long: 101.74

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

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