Valley Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa varipuncta

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Xylocopa varipuncta, the valley carpenter bee, is one of three species of carpenter bee found from western New Mexico to southern California. Females are a metallic black while males are fuzzy and gold with green eyes. They are the largest bees found in California, growing to around 1 inch (2.5 cm) in length.

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  1. (c) dickwood, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/18000580
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylocopa_varipuncta

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