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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 2 years ago

@Leuba Ridgway .. Thank you :)

Arun 2 years ago

@Maria dB ... Thank you :)

Arun 2 years ago

@AshleyT .. Thank you :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

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

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Nice spotting including the habitat!

AshleyT 2 years 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!

Spotted by

Papanasam R.F., Tamil Nadu, India

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

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