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Winter news Xylocopa violacea, reproduction. <br />
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EXIF: N Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm 4.5 @200mm | f/5.6 | EXT I Animalia,Apidae,Apocrita,Apoidea,Arthropoda,Hymenoptera,Insecta,Violet carpenter bee,Xylocopa,Xylocopa violacea,Xylocopinae,bee,biodiversity,winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. excellent insex shot :)
    I promise herewith the Costa Rica version.
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Great! It is winter here and this species is quite active now. It is possible to count several dozens flowering by with Bombus terrestris, Apis melifera, and comon wasps, Diptera, etc. all in great numbers. Thanks for the feedback, Annette! See you soon, cheers* Posted 4 years ago

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''Xylocopa violacea'', the violet carpenter bee, Indian Bhanvra
is the common European species of carpenter bee, and one of the largest bees in Europe. Like most members of the genus ''Xylocopa'', it makes its nests in dead wood.

It is not particularly aggressive and will attack only if forced to. It is sometimes mistaken for the European hornet. This species is well known in India as the 'Bhanvra'.

In 2006 it was reported from Cardigan and 2007 it was found breeding in.. more

Species identified by RMFelix
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Uploaded Jan 23, 2016. Captured Jan 23, 2016 13:55.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/4.5
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO400
  • 80mm