Sighting Details

Xylocopa latipes

Last Updated Date and Time: 11 Jan 2023 07:36:52 PM
  • Xylocopa latipes

Recorded By: Trace Mak
Category: Arachnid / Insect
Date Spotted: 7 Nov 2022


Xylocopa latipes (Broad-footed Carpenter Bee) Female Fun little blurb: Carpenter bees are one of the more docile bees. They're relatively harmless, and rather clumsy. The one in the photo taken actually pulled a flower off by accident while I was taking a picture of it, haha. Like many other bees, wasps, and hornets, male carpenter bees do not sting, as stingers are actually the female bee's modified ovipositor; an organ used to lay eggs.