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Southern Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa micans

Description:

Males look similar to the other occurring species in Florida, X. virginica. Females on the other hand are all black with a purplish body for this species.

Habitat:

Near the dunes with cacti, thistle, oats, etc.

Notes:

These bees were going crazy over the thistle. Picture was taken in St. Augustine, FL.

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Rosa Maria
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Rosa Maria

Florida, USA

Lat: 29.71, Long: -81.23

Spotted on Feb 19, 2012
Submitted on May 26, 2014

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