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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.
Lat: 8.71, Long: 77.36
Spotted on Sep 14, 2018
Submitted on Nov 27, 2018
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