Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) sp. (genus)

1 Carpenter Bee at Dampier Peninsula, WA

Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) sp. (genus) at Dampier Peninsula, WA - 18 Oct 2022
Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) sp. (genus) at Dampier Peninsula, WA - 18 Oct 2022
Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) sp. (genus) at Dampier Peninsula, WA - 18 Oct 2022
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Identification history

Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) sp. (genus) 3 Mar 2023 michaelb
Unidentified 22 Feb 2023 AaronClausen

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MASSIVE BEE

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AaronClausen wrote:
   2 Mar 2023
@michaelb this is an almost 2 inches long bee. On steroids for sure.
   2 Mar 2023
It is a female Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) species. There are 6 species with females that all look like this.
AaronClausen wrote:
   2 Mar 2023
Thanks a lot @michael.batley great to know. Saw a few of them, they were stunning.
michaelb wrote:
   3 Mar 2023
Thanks for responding so quickly Michael.

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 18 Oct 2022 06:55 AM Recorded on
  • AaronClausen Recorded by

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  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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