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One of the carpenter bees? - Xylocopa - female

One of the carpenter bees? - Xylocopa - Female
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
March 22, 2017
There were bees all over the Eve's necklace trees at White Rock lake Winsted parking lot, late morning. Sending you 2 individuals that are similar, yet different. Are they male and female of the same species? Will send the 2nd one next but not linked.

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Xylocopa female
Appears to be X. varipuncta but I'm not aware of confirmed records from so far E

White Rock lake is known for rare birds and rare turtles and one rare butterfly that I personally know of, so why not bees. There is a row of 10 to 15 of those trees that all go into profuse bloom at the same time, a powerful attraction. I checked and have shots the week after this one of more bees that look the same as this one. Have not reached that date yet in my processing. Is there a part of the bee that needs to be seen to make the identification?

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