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Subspecies Xylocopa tabaniformis androleuca

Bee on Fendlera rupicola - Xylocopa tabaniformis - male Carpenter Bee? - Xylocopa tabaniformis Male Xylocopa tabaniformis ? - Xylocopa tabaniformis - male Carpenter Bee, I believe - Xylocopa tabaniformis - female All black bumblebee  - Xylocopa tabaniformis possible mydas fly  - Xylocopa tabaniformis Bee - Xylocopa tabaniformis Unknown Nevada Bee - Xylocopa tabaniformis - male
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 and Small carpenter Bees)
Genus Xylocopa (Large Carpenter Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Notoxylocopa)
Species tabaniformis (Horse-fly Carpenter)
Subspecies androleuca (Xylocopa tabaniformis androleuca)
Explanation of Names
androleuca = from the Ancient Greek ἀνδρός (andros) 'adult male' + Latin leuco-, after the Ancient Greek λευκός‎, ('white')

Refers to the pale, sometime whitish, hairs of males (other species are darker)
Mostly in and south of the Great Basin
Print References
Hurd, P.D.,Jr. 1955. The Carpenter Bees of California (Hymenoptera:Apoidea). Bull.Calif.Insect Survey. Vol.4, no.2 (available as PDF)
Internet References
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