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Eastern Carpenter Bee  (Xylocopa virginica) - Xylocopa virginica - male

Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica) - Xylocopa virginica - Male
Caddo Lake, Harrison County, Texas, USA
April 6, 2013
Need ID verification. Do I have this one properly identified? Thanks

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I think this is actually a ca
I think this is actually a carpenter bee - genus Xylocopa. Note the mostly bare abdomen and very large eyes.

 
Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)
I believe you're correct. I noted the large eyes and near hairless abdomen, but the color of the wings was throwing me. Lighting in photos will sometimes mislead you though. I've identified Xylocopa virginica bees in our flower garden before. Thanks

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