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Xylocopa violacea

Xylocopa violacea

Description:

The violet carpenter bee, is the common European species of carpenter bee, and one of the largest bees in Europe.

Notes:

Found dead in 'La Concepcion' Historical-Botanical Gardens

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7 Comments

Salvi
Salvi 11 years ago

This animal flies like a jumbo but it´s inofensive like a sheep!!!

NicoleB
NicoleB 11 years ago

It's worth it :)
(another spotting to dig in my archives for :))

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 11 years ago

Thanks Nicole!
I will try to find the courage to photograph one of them alive the next time :P

NicoleB
NicoleB 11 years ago

I'll never forget the first time I saw one of these. So beautiful.
Lovely spotting!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 11 years ago

Thanks for your comments!
I've always have fear of this animals, so I could never get close to them, but when I found this guy unfortunately dead... Its wings are so beautiful!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

The wings are very beautiful. Reminds me of this other carpenter bee.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/624...

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 11 years ago

Wow, that's so amazing... those wings are beautiful. A shame it was dead, but it looks like it was in good condition so at least we at Project Noah could get a glimpse at such a lovely insect!

Noe and Pili
Spotted by
Noe and Pili

Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

Spotted on Aug 5, 2011
Submitted on Aug 5, 2011

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