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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 7 years ago

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

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

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SheaEckert
SheaEckert 7 years ago

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

Manilie
Manilie 7 years ago

great shot!

Korina Abbott
Korina Abbott 7 years ago

Fantastic photos!

Philadelphia, penna, USA

Lat: 39.89, Long: -75.26

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

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