Xylocopa varipuncta

Xylocopa varipuncta

The Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, is found in Southern California and north through the Central Valley. Females are a metallic black while males are gold with green eyes. These bees make their nests in hardwood and telephone poles.

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  • Jerry A. Powell, Charles L. Hogue California Insects ISBN 0520037820

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