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Subspecies Xylocopa virginica virginica

Eastern Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa virginica - female Xylocopa? - Xylocopa virginica - female IMPG-18765-1 Eastern Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa virginica Bee on lupine - Xylocopa virginica Bumblebee species - Xylocopa virginica - male Unknown - Xylocopa virginica - female Subspecies Xylocopa virginica virginican - male? - Xylocopa virginica - male BugGuide Project Insect Bio - Xylocopa virginica
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 (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - 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
Widely distributed in US (northeast, midwest, south), including in some portions of FL and TX (additional subspecies also occur in FL and TX).
Common to see in aerial mating behavior in early spring. Sometimes considered a pest for boring holes in buildings.
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