Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies - Alex Wild Photography
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Xylocopa virginica

Xylocopa virginica

A male Xylocopa virginica carpenter bee hovers in place to defend his territory. Note the large size of his eyes- all the better for keeping an eye on intruders! Urbana, Illinois, USA

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