Eastern Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa virginica

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Xylocopa virginica, more commonly known as the eastern carpenter bee, extends through the Eastern United States and into Canada. They nest in various types of wood and eat pollen and nectar. The eastern carpenter bee is similar to most other bee species in that it does not have a queen; in Xylocopa virginica, dominant females are responsible for reproduction, foraging, and nest construction, though they may sometimes have help from their daughters. Xylocopa virginic

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  1. (c) Christopher Eliot, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/33118717
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylocopa_virginica

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