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A Beautiful nice shot it is!
I have typed as Xylocopa sp Subfamily Xylocopinae Family Apidae. But unfortunately in my android phone it has misspelt all and also above 60 I should not depend on my mind alone when giving name,family etc without proper verification.. I request a confirmation before posting can solve such issues in a scientific forum.
@Mr Mark Ridgeway I sincerely apologise and indeed regret a lot for the error and I shall be careful in future.Regards
It is wonderful!
It has become truly rare due to habitat loss. It is a stem borer and clearing forests,other lands for developmental activities,use of pesticides have all a great impact on these beetles.
Yes the beetles emerge shortly after the monsoon rains and the beetles do have an important job of reproduction.I think like other stem borers these beetle larva lives more !
Beautiful spotting and very fine frame for the species.