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Is this a large carpenter bee (Xylocopa sp.) and a small carpenter bee (Ceratina sp.) on Asphodeline lutea probably Xylocopa iris, but might be also Xylocopa violacea.  Asphodeline lutea,Geotagged,Israel,Winter,Xylocopa iris Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Is this a large carpenter bee (Xylocopa sp.) and a small carpenter bee (Ceratina sp.) on Asphodeline lutea

probably Xylocopa iris, but might be also Xylocopa violacea.

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The Xylocopa iris is a species of carpenter bee. It is found in Southwestern Europe.

Species identified by Yael Orgad
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By Yael Orgad

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Uploaded Jan 25, 2019. Captured Feb 21, 2018 12:48 in Unnamed Road, Israel.
  • COOLPIX P600
  • f/5.6
  • 10/5000s
  • ISO100
  • 64.5mm