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Xylocopa violacea

Xylocopa violacea


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


Found dead in 'La Concepcion' Historical-Botanical Gardens

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Salvi 11 years ago

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

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 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.

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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