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unidentified species likely adventive in Florida

Xylocopa varipuncta in Florida - Xylocopa - male Xylocopa varipuncta in Florida - Xylocopa - male Xylocopa varipuncta in Florida - Xylocopa - male Xylocopa varipuncta in Florida - Xylocopa - male Xylocopa varipuncta in Florida - Xylocopa - male Black bee - Xylocopa - 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)
No Taxon unidentified species likely adventive in Florida
Remarks
This unknown Xylocopa (Neoxylocopa) has recently appeared in Florida.

As noted in comments by J. S. Ascher the specimens do not appear to be X. varipuncta, based on wing color of a female photographed, and are instead more likely to be X. mexicanorum of S. Texas and Mexico or X. mordax of the Greater Antilles. In any case this is a first record of X. (Neoxylocopa) for the eastern USA.