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Male carpenter bee hiding in his nest hole. When I got close he would back in further and try to turn around, which is why he's upside down in a couple of the photos. The yellow clypeus (front of face) is exclusive to males in this species.
Nest hole in a wooden plank on a trash bin in a city park. I have seen carpenter bees around this area frequently.
My previous spotting of a male carpenter bee is here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/729....
Spotted on Oct 6, 2011
Submitted on Oct 6, 2011