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I'm a loner bee

I'm a loner bee

Ugly Bug Wallpaper 2009
Xylocopa - Carpenter Bee
| Size: 20-30mm Weight: 60-90mg

Bio: Usually mistaken for bumblebees and only females have a stinger. Most carpenter bees have a shiny abdomen, while in bumblebees the abdomen is completely clothed with dense hair. They build their nests in burrows, dead wood, bamboo, or structural timbers. Carpenter bees are traditionally considered solitary bees. One of the 2009 Ugly Bug contestants.

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