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Subgenus Neoxylocopa

Large Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa varipuncta - male Black bee - Xylocopa mexicanorum Busy Bees - Xylocopa varipuncta - male - female Large Yellow Bumble Bee - Xylocopa varipuncta Large Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa varipuncta Unknown carpenter bee - Xylocopa varipuncta Xylocopa varipuncta Female Valley Carpenter Bee? - Xylocopa varipuncta - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Xylocopinae (Carpenter Bees)
Genus Xylocopa (Large Carpenter Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Neoxylocopa
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, 50 spp. total(1)
Range
essentially a neotropical group, with a couple of spp. restricted to Pacific islands; in our area, one sp. widely western (to sw. BC), another only along the Mexican border (TX-AZ)(1)