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Carpenter Bee!

Carpenter bee (the genus Xylocopa in the subfamily Xylocopinae) is a large, hairy bee distributed worldwide. Its name comes from the fact that nearly all species build their nests in burrows in dead wood, bamboo, or structural timbers


Carpenter bees are traditionally considered solitary bees,they make nests by tunneling into wood, vibrating their bodies as they rasp their mandibles against the wood, each nest having a single entrance which may have many adjacent tunnels.


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Taken on June 20, 2010