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Eastern Carpenter Bee

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Dawnloveszombie
Dawnloveszombie 7 years ago

Wow! Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I have another photo of this bee that I will have to post here.

EsterGarcía
EsterGarcía 7 years ago

Nice photo!!!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Great timing Amber!

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 7 years ago

Very nice photo, right time right place :-)

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 7 years ago

nice shot

alina
alina 7 years ago

that is an incredibly well-timed capture... wow. how did you manage to do it? did you have to take dozens of photos in a row?

kcurtain
kcurtain 7 years ago

Usually it is the male carpenter bee that hovers around. You can tell the difference between males and females easily in this species because the males have a distinctive white square "nose" on their face. It's good to know that since a lot of people mistake male carpenter bees for being "aggressive" but they're totally harmless - only females can sting.

Dawnloveszombie
Dawnloveszombie 7 years ago

Thanks so much. I will update it. :)

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Hi Amber, neat photo!
This actually looks like an Eastern Carpenter Bee. The are large and have no hair on their abdomens. You can see the shine on your Bee's "butt".

Eastern Carpenter Bees have a habit of hovering in place. I just posted an older photo of one I took. Look here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/173...

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 7 years ago

Haha that Canada Goose got photo bombed by a bumblebee.

Dawnloveszombie
Spotted by
Dawnloveszombie

Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

Spotted on Jan 15, 2010
Submitted on Jan 15, 2013

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