Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Xylocopa tabaniformis - Horse-fly Carpenter

Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa tabaniformis - male Xylocopa tabaniformis - male Xylocopa tabaniformis Large black bee on a Doctorbush flower - Xylocopa tabaniformis - female Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa tabaniformis Black Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa tabaniformis - female Xylocopa tabaniformis - male
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 Notoxylocopa)
Species tabaniformis (Horse-fly Carpenter)
Explanation of Names
Xylocopa tabaniformis Smith 1854
Range
West (map)(1)
Food
Visits flowers of many plant families (list)(1)
Internet References