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

Subgenus Xylocopoides

eastern carpenter bee - Xylocopa virginica - female Bee - Xylocopa virginica which bee  - Xylocopa virginica What kind of bee is this? - Xylocopa virginica - male Which California Xylocopa? - Xylocopa californica - male Carpenter bee - Xylocopa virginica Eastern Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa virginica Black carpenter bee - Xylocopa californica
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
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, 5 spp. total(1)
Range
NA, with one sp. in the e. half of the US & adjacent Canada and one in the w. half of the US (map) (the rest from so. Mexico to Costa Rica)(1)