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Large Carpenter Bees

Xylocopa
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Summary

Xylocopa, commonly known as carpenter bees, are large, solitary insects belonging to the family Apidae. They are known for their robust bodies, shiny black coloration, and distinctive buzzing sound. Xylocopa species are often found in woodlands and gardens, where they construct their nests by burrowing into dead wood, hence their name.

Large Carpenter Bees

Xylocopa

Scientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Hymenoptera
family: Apidae

Species

Xylocopa virginica

Eastern Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa virginica

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Xylocopa tabaniformis

Horse-fly Carpenter

Xylocopa tabaniformis

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Xylocopa varipuncta

Valley Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa varipuncta

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Xylocopa californica

Western Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa californica

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Xylocopa violacea

Violet Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa violacea

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Xylocopa micans

Southern Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa micans

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Xylocopa sonorina

Valley Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa sonorina

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Xylocopa mexicanorum

Mexican Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa mexicanorum

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Xylocopa flavorufa

Giant Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa flavorufa

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Xylocopa latipes

Broad-handed Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa latipes

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Xylocopa appendiculata

Appendiculate Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa appendiculata

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Xylocopa caffra

Double-banded Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa caffra

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Xylocopa dejeanii

Collared Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa dejeanii

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