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Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes) Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes) another beauty from western ghat. Geotagged,India,Tropical carpenter bee,Xylocopa latipes Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes)

Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes) another beauty from western ghat.

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  1. Great shot! Posted 5 years ago
  2. Are you sure this is the right ID? This seems to be an American species.
    http://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?search=Xylocopa+tabaniformis
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/42795
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Just because of you i could correct the ID. Thanks once again. Posted 5 years ago
      1. Great, I can agree about this one :) Posted 5 years ago
  3. Stunning! Posted 5 years ago
  4. Lovely shot - I love carpenter bees - not seen this species before though. This is the one I took in Corfu earlier in the year, I'd love to see a tropical one!

    Beautiful Big Black Bee Taken in Arillas, Corfu. I saw these bees on a number of occasions but every time I tried to get a shot, by the time I broke away from eating food at the taverna and set the camera up (rookie mistake I know!) the bee flew away.<br />
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Out of all the creatures I took pictures of in Corfu - this was by far my favourite. I like how big it is an how gentle it is also. Looks intimidating at first but after spending a lot of time watching them, they seem to be very gentle creatures - just interested in gathering pollen :) Geotagged,Greece,Summer,Violet carpenter bee,Xylocopa violacea
    Posted 5 years ago
  5. Woah! Posted 2 years ago
  6. Great shot.
    Posted one year ago

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''Xylocopa latipes'', the tropical carpenter bee, is a species of carpenter bee widely dispersed throughout Southeast Asia. As its name suggests, this bee inhabits forests in warm tropical climates and constructs nests by burrowing into wood. It often makes long deep tunnels in wooden rafters, fallen trees, telephone poles and the like, but is not found in living trees.

Species identified by nightjar6
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Uploaded Dec 19, 2015. Captured in Kalle Rd, Karnala, Maharashtra 410221, India.