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a very pretty bee - Xylocopa tabaniformis

a very pretty bee - Xylocopa tabaniformis
Mission, lower Rio Grande County, Texas, USA
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This is a Horsefly-like Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis parkinsoniae. (TX)

 
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he-she is lovely none the less... i need to figure out what he-she does for a living... pollinator or freeloader?? how do i know if he-she is male or female??

 
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We can't count the antennae segments in these images. So, we need to look for some other features, if visible.
The males have a white face and bigger eyes: The females have thicker hairs on the hind legs: They stand out better, when they are packed with pollen. I think that your's is probably a female.

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