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Photo#139563
Xylocopa sp - Xylocopa tabaniformis - male

Xylocopa sp - Xylocopa tabaniformis - Male
Skull Valley, (WSW of Prescott 10 miles), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
May 29, 2007
Size: ca 0.5"
This was a very noisy flyer! seemed to be ctive about 1 hour before to a little after sunset! Is this the male ?

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Xylocopa sp - Xylocopa tabaniformis - male Xylocopa sp - Xylocopa tabaniformis - male Xylocopa sp - Xylocopa tabaniformis - male

X. tabaniformis -
and yes, this is a male. Considering the extensive light-colored vestiture, I'd say this is ssp. androleuca , which also makes sense geographically. Females look like X. tabaniformis orpifex , but can be placed geographically.

 
Thanks Hartmut Wisch
for the ID & related info.

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