Great Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa (for those of you with a classical bent, ξῦλοκὀπος “wood-cutter”)

I saw this beastie while chasing down a butterfly. The butterfly scarpered, but as I turned away, behold, a great carpenter bee! It is big, and apparently a very good pollinator.

great bee

great bee too

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