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Tropical Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa latipes


A large black Bee with flat abdomen and doesn't have a stinger needle.


A solitary bee usually found building its home in tree branch holes. Common in farm lands, populated areas, lowland and highland forest.

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Tropical Carpenter Bee
Xylocopa latipes Xylocopa latipes

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shekainah d. alaban
shekainah d. alaban 10 years ago

Thanks for the ID Ate Agnes, thanks also LeanneGardner, AxuNguyen and the others who likes it.

LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Amazing photos :)

AxuNguyễn 10 years ago

oh!!!!! is it bee?????

AgnesAdiqueTalavera 10 years ago

I think it's a Carpenter Bee, Shekai. It makes nests by tunneling into wood (hence the name "Carpenter" bee). Males do not have stinger.

shekainah d. alaban
shekainah d. alaban 10 years ago

Thanks for the advice LuisStevens.

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Great series! All the photos are great, maybe the third one I like the most.

Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 5, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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