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Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa virginica

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Carpenter bee
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KristalWatrous 9 years ago

The shiny abdomen is indicative of a carpenter bee (as opposed to the hairy abdomen of a bumble bee). Carpenter bees' wings are also a bit darker than bumble bees.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

not really, its probably an old bee. They loose some hairs in their life

TammiElisa 9 years ago

Thank you, that big spot on its back is the trademark right?

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

I don't think its a Bombus, I think its a Xylocopa (Carpenter bee)

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Spotted on Jun 11, 2011
Submitted on Jun 12, 2011

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