carpenter bee

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large solitary bee that lays eggs in tunnels bored into wood or plant stems

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As we were saying our goodbyes, Randy grabbed a tennis racket and began swatting the carpenter bees.
is a widespread and familiar species of small carpenter bees throughout southern Asia, extending from Pakistan to Japan, and from northern China to the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia (van der Vecht 1952; Hirashima 1969; Shiokawa & Sakagami 1969; Baker 1997).
Several species of "Selfish Bee," especially carpenter bees, have evolved a strategy known as "nectar robbing," which involves chewing a hole in the side of the flower to suck out the nectar, depleting the flower's resources while failing to pay the "tax" of pollination.
Wood nesters include orchard, mason, leafcutter and carpenter bees.
The urban environment under appropriate conditions, when appropriate nest substrates and food sources are presented, can serve as a place for study, conservation and management of carpenter bees.
all of which consistently attracted honey bees and large carpenter bees (Xylocopa spp.
Although Freitas says that restoring patches of forest near passionfruit fields would be the best solution, he and his team have also developed a successful nesting box for carpenter bees.
Except for a nest that was inside a dead, dry hollow trunk of a palm tree (Figures 4, 5), all nests were found inside the tunnels of old, empty, abandoned nests of carpenter bees (Figure 6) [Xylocopa (Neoxylocopa) sp.
I woke up this morning with a vague notion of regret, recognizing that I am limited in my choices, annoyed that the carpenter bees are still embedded in the eaves of my house, and remembering what it was like to be 23 years old.
Mr Else said there had been sightings of carpenter bees in southern England and he was sure the bees are capable of flying across the English Channel.
Carpenter bees still drilled holes in the flowers and drained nectar without carrying pollen to other plants.
The astronauts also monitored various creatures in their 180-mile-high laboratory, including ants, carpenter bees, silkworms, and fish embryos.
Honey bees, bumblebees, and carpenter bees are some of the most familiar bees.
Carpenter bees are huge--like a bumblebee--and they look ferocious, and they can be very defensive about their territory.
Carpenter bees, which look like dark, shiny bumblebees, but with much less hair, prefer to dig their burrows in the exposed wood of barns, houses, and porches.