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Eastern Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa virginica

Description:

Eastern Carpenter Bee

Habitat:

Trees, wooden structures

Notes:

This male eastern carpenter bee was buzzing around his nest hole outside the visitor's center at the John Heinz NWR in PA.

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7 Comments

AngelaSusanBradley
AngelaSusanBradley 10 years ago

We have beautiful blue ones here in Portugal. Lovely photo.

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

I love carpenter bees. When I was growing up we had a colony in an old orange tree stump. I used to watch them buzzing about and digging new holes.

KristenFrancis
KristenFrancis 10 years ago

i grew up in eastern PA and remember listening to those guys munch on the roof of my house all night long. very cool pic :)

Yasser
Yasser 10 years ago

Jim, congrats on making Spotting of the Day! Check it out: http://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/post... and https://twitter.com/#!/projectnoah/statu...

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 10 years ago

Awesome!
These guys love the wood that my deck is made out of...

Manilie
Manilie 10 years ago

great shot!

Korina Abbott
Korina Abbott 10 years ago

Fantastic photos!

Jim Avitalle
Spotted by
Jim Avitalle

Philadelphia, penna, USA

Spotted on May 6, 2011
Submitted on May 11, 2011

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