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Photo#91714
Huge Bee - Xylocopa mexicanorum - female

Huge Bee - Xylocopa mexicanorum - Female
NABA Butterfly Park, Mission, TX, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
December 22, 2006
Size: Approximately 1 1/8"
These are the biggest bees I've ever seen. Like Bumble Bee except they were very large and all black and fuzzy. Any help with ID appreciated.

Thanks,

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

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Huge Bee - Xylocopa mexicanorum - female Huge Bee - Xylocopa mexicanorum - female

Large carpenter bee
I think the black wings are significant, but it'll take an expert to 'splain that. Meanwhile, see:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/3508/bgimage

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