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Subspecies Xylocopa virginica virginica

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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 and Small carpenter Bees)
Genus Xylocopa (Large Carpenter Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Xylocopoides)
Species virginica (Eastern Carpenter Bee)
Subspecies virginica (Xylocopa virginica virginica)
Explanation of Names
Xylocopa virginica Linnaeus, 1771
Range
Widely distributed in US (northeast, midwest, south), including in some portions of FL and TX (additional subspecies also occur in FL and TX).
Remarks
Common to see in aerial mating behavior in early spring. Sometimes considered a pest for boring holes in buildings.
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