Xylocopa "The Hammer" Carpenter Bee



Carpenter Bee

Record: 13-2 Size: 30mm
Fighting from the Order of: Hymenoptera
Bouts:Predators include woodpeckers and bee flies.
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.