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Subgenus Schonnherria

Black bee in flight - Xylocopa micans - female Southern Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa micans - Xylocopa micans - female Xylocopa micans - Southern Carpenter Bee nectaring Maypops, Passiflora incarnata, I believe - Xylocopa micans ID for a Florida panhandle blue-black bee? - Xylocopa micans - female Bee - Xylocopa micans - female Bee id - Xylocopa micans What species of carpenter bee is this? - Xylocopa micans - female Xylocopa micans ?? - Xylocopa micans
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 Schonnherria
2 spp. in our area, 29 spp. total(1)
neotropical group, most diverse in S. America; in our area, 1 sp. widely southeastern (to VA & w. TX), with a record in so. CA, another in so. AZ (map)(1)