Xylocopidae

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Xylocopidae

[‚zīl·ə′käp·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of hairy tropical bees in the superfamily Apoidea.
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Orkin experts confirm it can help protect homes from common spring pests, including spiders, cockroaches and carpenter bees.
Large carpenter bees (Xylocopa) excavate their nest tunnels in soft wood such as redwood arbors or fences, and small carpenter bees (Ceratina) use pithy stems such as elderberry or old sunflower stalks.
5th: Carpenter bees bore holes in your siding as the Carpenter Bee Moon becomes new today.
He said it was probably a carpenter bee and I should contact the museum.
But it was a shower of sawdust from a hole in this two-by-four into which a carpenter bee (I thought it was a hummingbird at the time) was about to disappear.
The larger carpenter bees, with their wood-boring equipment, readily nip holes in flowers.
Like the fuzzyfoot, the giant carpenter bee "flexes its powerful flight muscles so fast they create sonic energy that causes pollen to shoot out of the tomato flower's hollow anthers.
Carpenter bees build their nests by drilling perfectly round tunnels into soft woods.
Lead author Sandra Rehan, an assistant professor of biological sciences at UNH, worked with colleagues Michael Schwarz at Australia's Flinders University and Remko Leys at the South Australia Museum to model a mass extinction in bee group Xylocopinae, or carpenter bees, at the end of the Cretaceous and beginning of the Paleogene eras, known as the K-T boundary.
noticed that my shed was being devoured by carpenter bees.
Several species of "Selfish Bee," especially carpenter bees, have evolved a strategy known as "nectar robbing," which involves chewing a hole in the side of the flower to suck out the nectar, depleting the flower's resources while failing to pay the "tax" of pollination.
Wood nesters include orchard, mason, leafcutter and carpenter bees.