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

Xylocopa virginica

At the end of a long summer season of brutal territorial battles and courting females, male carpenter bees (Xylocopa virginica) are so tired and tattered that they let themselves be handled without protest. Urbana, Illinois, USA

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