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Xylocopa (Neoxylocopa) sonorina Smith, 1874

Black carpenter bee Xylocopa

X varipuncta


Looks like a male Xylocopa va

Looks like a male Xylocopa va

Reminds me of a male Xylocopa

Agree with you on Xylocopa; I

it would be very helpful to know the size to ID these:

Male Valley carpenter bee.


Xylocopa female

Yes, there is a big difference between looking at the images

Bombus sonorus?

xylocopa varipuncta


Xylocopa female

male Xylocopa varipuncta, methinks

Xylocopa sonorina Smith male carpenter bee


Cute little guy.


Xylocopa varipuncta

Xylocopa varipuncta, I think

Female, looks like either a x

this is a male the female is black

Bee needs ID

I'm thinking

Not an expert, but



Xylocopa varipuncta


Well, that certainly changes my thinking.


Valley Carpenter Bee

Eric has a point in terms of looks,

golden Bee

Xylocopa varipuncta


Xylocopa (Neoxylocopa) varipuncta Patton, 1879


Xylocopa varipuncta

Xylocopa (Neoxylocopa) varipuncta Patton, 1879

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