Portraits of Nature - Eastern Carpenter Bee


Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)

5 comments:

aristide said...

another great shot

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Do I see a photo book in your future? These are amazing.

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Aristide- thank you for being a daily visitor and as always for your kind words and encouragement!

Debi- yep, these photos will be in a photo book that I am working on- I am thinking about calling it "Kid Caught: Backyard Critters" (title to be resolved). I will print it using Blurb whenever we reach 40 "critters". We added a Gray Rat Snake yesterday to our list- very hard to photograph against a white background. It was about a 5' snake. I caught a giant Brown Recluse this morning- I am still trying to determine how to get a good closeup of it without getting bit. :)

Anonymous said...

a bit late, however, i was looking for pictures of Xylocopa and ran across this. a wonderful photo, just not a carpenter bee. this is Megachile sculpturalis (Megachilidae), a delightful looking, non-native bee.

Anonymous said...

As someone else noted, this is not a carpenter bee - this is an introduced Asian leafcutter bee, Megachile scupturalis, which invades and takes over carpenter bee nests.