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mining bee

andrenid family

Description:

wings smokey to dark,pollen brush on most of hind

Habitat:

forest edge

Notes:

important pollinators

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3 Comments

BrandonBlount
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

DennisStallings
Spotted by
DennisStallings

Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Lat: 38.98, Long: -76.49

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

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