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Last Updated Date and Time: 2 Sep 2020 07:54:31 AM
  • White-cheeked carpenter bee (male)

    Xylocopa aestuans

Recorded By: George Cheah
Category: Arachnid / Insect
Date Spotted: 31 Aug 2020


Had thought that carpenter bees would be mainly black but this species is an example of the female having a black thorax while the male's is dark yellow from the covering of fine yellow hairs. Understand that they are so named because of a small patch of fine white hairs found behind their eyes in both sexes, but seriously, how to see for an amateur?