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Carpenter bee

Xylocopa violacea

Description:

A large and impressive bee, rather big insect belonging to the sub-family Xylocopinae. Twice as large as honey bee, with massive body and huge head. Body all black, with wings with violet sheen. Heavy buzzing sound when passing by.

Habitat:

Common and widespread in the Mediterranean region. Seen in an open area rich in wild flowers - Arboretum in Trsteno, near Dubrovnik. Nests in dead wood.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Croatia

Spotted on Jul 7, 2015
Submitted on Oct 18, 2016

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