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Violet Carpenter Bee or Indian Bhanvra

Xylocopa violacea


Whole black big bee with shiny black thorax and abdomen . Its a solitary bee . Female bore the dry tree trunk to lay the eggs that's why its name is Carpenter Bee . It has beautiful compound eyes. Suck nectar from flowers and produce a loud noise .


Found in my school garden . As there is spring it comes after winter hibernation.

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KrantiAzad 6 years ago

Thanks Injica ! It is big in size having about 2-3 cm body length and produces a strong sound while flight .

injica 6 years ago

Beautiful and I suppose very big?!

Kranti Dhiman
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Kranti Dhiman

Punjab, India

Lat: 30.12, Long: 75.76

Spotted on Mar 13, 2013
Submitted on Mar 13, 2013

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