Pubescent Carpenter Bee

  • Name: Xylocopa pubescens
  • Rank: species
  • Parent ID: 571239
  • Xylocopa pubescens is a species of large carpenter bee. Females form nests by excavation with their mandibles, often in dead or soft wood. X. pubescens is commonly found in areas extending from Southeast Asia to Northeast and West Africa. It must reside in these warm climates because it requires a minimum ambient temperature of 18 degrees Celsius in order to forage.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylocopa_pubescens

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