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Eastern Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa virginica

Description:

A few close-ups

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6 Comments

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 9 years ago

Beautiful photos!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

Those are Ocelli, are "primitive" eyes with low resolution, mostly for detecting light changes

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

Now if I could just find out what those three bumps forming a triangle on its head are for my brain could rest at ease - Ha!

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

I concur with your findings - Eastern Carpenter Bee it is!

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

I'll check it out, thanks for the tip.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

Hi Greg, I think this is a Carpenter bee, probably Xylocopa virginica

GregMasteller
Spotted by
GregMasteller

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2011
Submitted on Aug 21, 2011

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