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Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa sp.

Description:

Adult carpenter bees are large (3/4 to 1 inch long) and resemble bumble bees except that the abdomen is hairless and shiny black rather than being covered by patches of orange to yellow hair found on bumble bees

Habitat:

Milkweed flower on plant growing alongside a road.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Belton, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2014
Submitted on May 28, 2014

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