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mining bee

andrenid family


wings smokey to dark,pollen brush on most of hind


forest edge


important pollinators

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BrandonBlount 8 years ago

It is definitely a Carpenter Bee. We have been invaded by them here. 75 bore holes in one beam in the barn this year... Wet year, means lots of flowers, lots of flowers means lots of bees.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

I think your pictures should be on Arthropods category instead

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

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

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Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Lat: 38.98, Long: -76.49

Spotted on Sep 24, 2011
Submitted on Sep 28, 2011

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