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Carpenter Bee species. - Xylocopa virginica

Carpenter Bee species. - Xylocopa virginica
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
June 4, 2009
Size: ~3/4 inch
Looking to learn species and sex of this specimen if possible. Found at "old blind" at Hellcat in Parker River NWR. Living in split rail fence until the rails were replaced this week. The bees are still patrolling the area and hovered right in front of me.


Xylocopa virginica virginica

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