Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Bornean Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa latipes

Description:

The bee was circling around and coming back to the same post where it would rest for 1-2 min then she would go again. The post was near the swimming pool which makes me think she may have preferred to rest in a sunny spot next to the water. The tropical carpenter bee is a very large, robust, solitary bee. Carpenter bees mate in flight. They can have more than two generations per year but this depends on the availability of floral resources in their habitat. Tropical carpenter bees often choose useful structural woods as nesting sites, as they are able to burrow through it with their powerful mandibles. Carpenter bees pollinate passion-fruit flowers in SE Asia.

Habitat:

Garden in the forest of Sukau area, Sabah.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

2 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Thanks sunnyjosef, Irina, Bruno ;-)

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 5 years ago

Nice spotting Marta..

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Sep 27, 2015
Submitted on Jan 24, 2016

Reference

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team