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Meanwhile, losing heat... Xylocopa violacea, losing heat above cistus.<br />
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EXIF: Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.8 | f/8 | EXT II Hymenoptera,Violet carpenter bee,Xylocopa violacea,apidae,apocrita,arthopoda,biodiversity,greatnature,insecta,insects Click/tap to enlarge

Meanwhile, losing heat...

Xylocopa violacea, losing heat above cistus.

EXIF: Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.8 | f/8 | EXT II

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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 Mar 12, 2016. Captured Mar 12, 2016 14:19.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/1.8
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 50mm