Carpenter Bee

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Carpenter bee

Carpenter bees are plenty when my Moringa tree (Moringa olefera) flowers and also when Golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) weighs down with flowers near my home.

The common name “Carpenter bee” derives from their nesting behavior; nearly all species burrow into soft plant material such as dead wood or bamboo. Nests can be also  found on wooden parts of buildings.

Xylocopa pubescens is a species of large carpenter bee commonly found in India and it needs warm climate.

Carpenter bees can be distinguished from Bumble bees with the absence of yellow hairy bands on the abdomen.

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Foraging for pollen and nectar on Moringa flowers

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Female carpenter bees

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Carpenter Bee

  1. I cannot cease to imagine the beauty in your garden, Indira, must be alive with color and life just as is your beautiful clicks that make your blog alive.
    It is a wonder that you can capture them so beautifully. Your third eye is a sharp shooter.

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