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Species Xylocopa appendiculata

Xylocopa appendiculata Smith - Xylocopa appendiculata - female Xylocopa appendiculata Smith - Xylocopa appendiculata - male Xylocopa appendiculata Smith - Xylocopa appendiculata - 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 Bees)
Genus Xylocopa (Large Carpenter Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Alloxylocopa)
Species appendiculata (Xylocopa appendiculata)
Explanation of Names
Author: Smith, 1852
Range
Native to China and Japan, reported for the first time in North America based on specimens from Santa Clara County, California, recorded in 2012 and 2013. (source)
Print References
Dahlberg, L., Hauser, M. & Yanega, D. (2013) Japanese carpenter bee, Xylocopa appendiculata Smith 1852 (Hymenoptera: Apidae) potentially established in Santa Clara County, first record for North America. Pan Pacific Entomologist 89(4):226-229. (BioOne)
Internet References
Japanese carpenter bee, Xylocopa appendiculata Smith 1852 (Hymenoptera: Apidae) potentially established in Santa Clara County, first record for North America (BioOne)