Saturday, May 08, 2010

Carpenter Bees! Xylocopa tabaniformis

This is Xylocopa tabaniformis.

And it is a carpenter bee. All that I could find out about this species is that there is a subspecies Xylocopa t. orpifex. Apparently there is nothing recorded on these 2 bees.

Why that is I don't have the slightest clue. But if I find anything I'll post it.

Isn't it cute? ^.^

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I've got a bumper crop of these bees on all my Central Texas native flowers and was wondering what they are.

Jay, Austin