carpenter bee

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

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Other non-native Megachile, such as Megachile sculpturalis (Smith) (Megachilidae), have been shown to displace native carpenter bees from their nesting sites (Laport & Minckley 2012; Roulston & Malfi 2012).
Rehan, "Maternal manipulation of pollen provisions affects worker production in a small carpenter bee," Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol.
Ziv, "Social organization and pollination efficiency in the carpenter bee Xylocopa pubescens (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Anthophorinae)," Entomologia Generalis, vol.
Other good examples included palo verde (Parkinsonia aculeata), wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) and autumn sage (Salvia greggii/ microphylla/cvs.), all of which consistently attracted honey bees and large carpenter bees (Xylocopa spp.).
An expert there said the bee was a carpenter bee that normally lives in the Mediterranean and North Africa.
One particular plant of interest to the Belgians is Orphium frutescens, which depends on the buzz of the carpenter bee to release its pollen in its native South Africa.
The carpenter bee, a large, shiny, black bumblebee, dives into the long, frilly stamens, reemerging completely dusted in pollen.
Nesting biology and foraging activity of carpenter bee on passion fruit.
Bees in the collection range in size from the petite Perdita minima, a light tan, 1/8-inch-long bee that lives in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts, to the imposing 1.5-inch-long Xylocopa frontalis, or carpenter bee, a brown or blackish-brown insect from Central and South America.
He was part of a BBC crew who spent two weeks filming creatures, including the female carpenter bee, on a hill at Sandy Bay, near Cape Town, South Africa.
Thermoregulatory physiology of the carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta.
But it was a shower of sawdust from a hole in this two-by-four into which a carpenter bee (I thought it was a hummingbird at the time) was about to disappear.
The carpenter bee for example, is a very vital insect in pollination of the yellow passion.