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Carpenter bee "Xylocopa latipes" In Sentosa, Singapore. Huge colossal bee, easily the biggest I've ever seen!! #carpenterbee #bee #giant #singapore #sentosa #pocketcamera #rx100v #Xylocopalatipes #xylocopa

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ezra.lee

Xylocopa latipes, the tropical carpenter bee, is a species of carpenter bee widely dispersed throughout Southeast Asia. As its name suggests, this bee inhabits forests in warm tropical climates and constructs nests by burrowing into wood. It often makes long deep tunnels in wooden rafters, fallen trees, telephone poles and the like, but is not found in living trees.[1] It was first scientifically described by the English entomologist, Dru Drury in 1773, and is a member of the group of solitary bees (Family Apidae). The tropical carpenter bee is a very large, robust, solitary bee. It is shiny, fully black in colour with fuscous metallic blue-green or purple wings in sunlight. The tropical carpenter bee is probably the largest Xylocopa known and among the largest bees of the world (though it is not the world's largest, that title belongs to another Southeast Asian bee, the Indonesian Megachile pluto). It has a loud and distinctive, low-pitched buzzing that can be heard as it flies between flowers or perches. In Urban areas, these bees can become attached to certain perches, returning to them day after day, even after several generations. ⠀ #carpenterbee #violetcarpenterbee #xylocopaviolacea #tropicalcarpenterbee #xylocopalatipes #xylocopa#savannakhet #savan #ສະຫວັນນະເຂດ #ເມືອງໄກສອນພົມວິຫານ #kaysonephomvihane #ໄກສອນພົມວິຫານ #khanthabouli #ຄັນທະບູລີ #laos #ລາວ #🇱🇦

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yossiearisandy

Sejak kemarin malem, Alma kalo pake sendal minta dicampur, kanan dan kiri beda. Karena ini bukan hal prinsip, yaudah sesuka dia aja, ga perlu dilarang-larang, bwahaha. Jalan-jalan ke taman pagi-pagi sekarang udah jadi agenda rutin kita. Tadi main di taman dari jam setengah tujuh sampe jam setengah sembilan, baru abis itu Alma mandi dan makan. Pagi ini kita ketemu lagi sama satu makhluk kecil tapi BESARRR, dan kali ini kita bener-bener bisa liat dari dekat. 😎 #1: Xylocopa latipes alias carpenter bee alias black bumblebee alias lebah kayu tropis alias lebah raksasa (sebutan yang terakhir cuma antara aku sama Alma aja sih 🤣) . Nah, Xylocopa latipes ini ternyata spesies lebah kayu yang paling besar kalo dibandingkan dengan temen-temen Xylocopa yang lain. Bahkan, dia salah satu lebah terbesar di dunia! Aduh, aku hepi banget bisa nemu spesies ini di sekitaran rumah! 😆 Lebah kayu tropis ini, kalo kita amatin, lebih sering ngisap nektar bunga-bunga yang ada di puncak-puncak pohon, makanya jarang keliatan. Trus? Kemarin (dan tadi) kita tau dari mana dong kalo ada lebah kayu? Dari suaranya! The buzzing sound was very loud, I could find the bees right away! Tadi ada dua lebah. Karena mereka lebah soliter, jadi ya mereka sering saling jauh-jauhan waktu nyari nektar. Kalo mau liat lebahnya dengan lebih jelas, klik aja hashtag #xylocopalatipes. #2: Vespa affinis indonensis Waktu mau pulang kita nemu tabuhan tropis. Tenang, aku juga baru tau kok kalo bahasa Indonesianya 'hornet' itu 'tabuhan', muahaha. Hornet ini masih masuk keluarga wasp, alias tawon. Kalau setiap hornet itu wasp, belum tentu wasp yang kita liat itu hornet. Yang bikin seru tuh waktu tadi kita mengendap-endap deketin pohon yang ada lebah kayunya. Alma wajahnya super-excited sambil nutupin mulutnya sekuat tenaga pake tangan biar nggak kelepasan ngeluarin suara. Priceless moment, indeed! 😍😘😆 . Last pic credit: reddit.com #bee #hornet #wasp #carpenterbee #xylocopa #bandedhornet #lesserbandedhornet #vespaaffinis #vespaaffinisindonensis #nectar #flower #buzz #buzzybee #buzzingaround #loudbuzz #bigblackbee #tropicalanimals #learn #explore #funmorning

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willhawkesphotography

This is almost the world's largest bee:the carpenter bee Xylocopa latipes from SE Asia. They are v attached to their lookout posts and prime spots can be passed down generations! Males (second photo) have enlarged forelegs which cover the female's eyes while mating so she doesn't get distracted! #xylocopalatipes #carpenterbee @sungaiwain @agusdin_wain #solitarybeehour #bee #pollinators #macro #borneo #indonesia #asia #photography

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mustach3mayh3m

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tzejienlee

A Buzzy Morning These are Xylocopa latipes, or Tropical carpenter bee. They are pretty big compare to the other sp of bees, and their wing beat sounds pretty loud if flies by. They usually bore and live inside wood. if you want to meet these guys, try to find wooden houses or dead wood with multiple holes. Though destructive, they are actually good pollinating agents, for example passion fruit flowers #naturephotography #natgeowild #entomology #insect #carpenterbee #xylocopalatipes #biodgogram

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sunnyoctopus

Carpenter Bee, the Xylocopa Latipes, is one of the largest bees in the world, and is very common in Singapore, and is almost completely harmless to humans, although it will sting if threatened. . . #XylocopaLatipes  #tropicalcarpenterbee #bee #insectsofSingapore #sginsects #sglife #singapore #nparksbuzz #gardensbythebay #sgpy_biodiverCity #fiftyshades_of_nature #nature #allkindsofnature #hey_ihadtosnapthat #goandcapturethelight #ourfunnynature #ozmightyphotography #everythingeyecatching #canonphotography #canon #canonsg#iluvSG #i❤sg #iGersSingapore #singapore2020

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amrit_krishna_

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h.vu_kemeno

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biologiemetjoost

Nog een mooie foto van deze bijzondere bij🐝! Een Xylocopa latipes de naam is zo mogelijk net zo mooi als het beestje zelf. #bij #bee #xylocopalatipes #insect #biology

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sunday9pm

#Tropical #carpenterbee – one of the world’s largest #bees 🐝 #melaka #malaysia 🇲🇾 #XylocopaLatipes #cohabitation 🌺 💚 @idya_h

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ecologist31

Always a treat to see carpenter bees enjoying a #wildflower feast! #senduduk #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #melastoma #rimbailmu

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c.sutti

ศุกร์แล้ว นับเวลาถอยหลัง รอหยุดพักผ่อน #แมลงภู่ #XylocopaLatipes

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theaverageadventurers

These very large bees are common in South East Asia. We saw this guy near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. They're a type of tropical carpenter bee and, although I believe they can sting, they luckily have no interest in people! . . . . . #savethebees #malaysiatravel #xylocopalatipes #kotakinabalu #averageadventure

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r_davie

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shamelessenvy

Xylocopa latipes - Tropical carpenter bee with real foliage and flowers that I picked from my parents home and pressed. love the iridescence in his wings. The floating frame is 2.5" in size and has plastic windows that envelop the contents. #Xylocopalatipes #tropicalcarpenterbee #savethebees #violets #fern #driedflowers #wings #iridescent #floatingframe #curiosity #art #homedecor

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sydneynativebees

• Tropical Carpenter Bee • Borneo • (Xylocopa latipes) - male - In Urban areas, these bees can become attached to certain perches, returning to them day after day, even after several generations. The Giant Bee reaches 35mm in length and is built like a tank. On body bulk it is the biggest bee in the world but for length is outclassed by the Giant Mason Bee (Megachile pluto) which is found in the Northern Moluccas and can grow to 40mm. However it’s a more slender beast and the Giant Carpenter Bee has a good case to argue for title of world’s biggest bee. As the name suggests they excavate their nests from timber and nest entrances are recorded up to 2cm in diameter. Our male X.latipes was surveying his domain from his territorial urban perch. . #borneo #carpenterbee #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #worldsbiggestbee #solitarybee #tropicalcarpenterbee #kuching #sarawak #shotoniphonex #beesofinstagram . . #sydneynativebees in Borneo

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sydneynativebees

• Borneo Tropical Carpenter Bee • (Xylocopa latipes) - male - In Urban areas, these bees can become attached to certain perches, returning to them day after day, even after several generations. The Giant Bee reaches 35mm in length and is built like a tank. On body bulk it is the biggest bee in the world but for length is outclassed by the Giant Mason Bee (Megachile pluto) which is found in the Northern Moluccas and can grow to 40mm. However it’s a more slender beast and the Giant Carpenter Bee has a good case to argue for title of world’s biggest bee. As the name suggests they excavate their nests from timber and nest entrances are recorded up to 2cm in diameter. Our male X.latipes was surveying his domain from his territorial urban perch. . #borneo #carpenterbee #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #worldsbiggestbee #solitarybee #tropicalcarpenterbee #kuching #sarawak #beesofinstagram . . #sydneynativebees

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sydneynativebees

\|/ rainbow wings \|/ worlds biggest \|/ • Borneo Tropical Carpenter Bee • (Xylocopa latipes) - male - In Urban areas, these bees can become attached to certain perches, returning to them day after day, even after several generations. The Giant Bee reaches 35mm in length and is built like a tank. On body bulk it is the biggest bee in the world but for length is outclassed by the Giant Mason Bee (Megachile pluto) which is found in the Northern Moluccas and can grow to 40mm. However it’s a more slender beast and the Giant Carpenter Bee has a good case to argue for title of world’s biggest bee. As the name suggests they excavate their nests from timber and nest entrances are recorded up to 2cm in diameter. Our male X.latipes was surveying his domain from his territorial urban perch. . #borneo #carpenterbee #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #worldsbiggestbee #solitarybee #tropicalcarpenterbee #kuching #sarawak . #beesofinstagram #iphonex . . #sydneynativebees

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sydneynativebees

\| Borneo Tropical Carpenter Bee |/ (Xylocopa latipes) - male - In Urban areas, these bees can become attached to certain perches, returning to them day after day, even after several generations. The Giant Bee reaches 35mm in length and is built like a tank. On body bulk it is the biggest bee in the world but for length is outclassed by the Giant Mason Bee (Megachile pluto) which is found in the Northern Moluccas and can grow to 40mm. However it’s a more slender beast and the Giant Carpenter Bee has a good case to argue for title of world’s biggest bee. As the name suggests they excavate their nests from timber and nest entrances are recorded up to 2cm in diameter. Our male X.latipes was surveying his domain from his territorial urban perch. . #borneo #carpenterbee #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #worldsbiggestbee #solitarybee #tropicalcarpenterbee #kuching #sarawak . #beesofinstagram #iphonex #shotoniphone @all_things_bees . . #sydneynativebees

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sydneynativebees

\| Borneo Tropical Carpenter Bee |/ (Xylocopa latipes) - male - In Urban areas, these bees can become attached to certain perches, returning to them day after day, even after several generations. The Giant Bee reaches 35mm in length and is built like a tank. On body bulk it is the biggest bee in the world but for length is outclassed by the Giant Mason Bee (Megachile pluto) which is found in the Northern Moluccas and can grow to 40mm. However it’s a more slender beast and the Giant Carpenter Bee has a good case to argue for title of world’s biggest bee. As the name suggests they excavate their nests from timber and nest entrances are recorded up to 2cm in diameter. Our male X.latipes was surveying his domain from his territorial urban perch. . #borneo #carpenterbee #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #worldsbiggestbee #solitarybee #tropicalcarpenterbee #kuching #sarawak . #beesofinstagram #iphonex #shotoniphone . #sydneynativebees

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bernadette_soemers

Huge carpenterbee. Compare the size with the ant on the upper petal 🐝🐜🌸 #carpenterbee #xylocopalatipes #bee#ip_insects #thailand#kohchang #aanaresort #ant#flower#macro_vision #macro_brilliance #nature_brilliance #bns_macro #fujixt2 #fujimacro #igbest_macros#kochang

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adampates

I think this is a giant south East Asian carpenter bee. They are effing huge and they love to horrify @slugosaurus #patepeoplemegamoon #carpenterbee #xylocopalatipes

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c.sutti

ฝนตกแล้ว เตรียมตัวหลบฝน ศุกร์แล้ว 😵 #แมลงภู่ #XylocopaLatipes

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sgteddypapa

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_soma_somu_

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phillipjdean

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aomimmp

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singnature_112

Ohh, it's sleeping time for this Violet Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes, Apidae) Sleep tight buddy!~😉 #entogram #entomology #insect_addict #insects #hymenoptera #apidae #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #violetcarpenterbee #resting #sleeping #naturephotography #natureshot #naturetreasure #naturewonder

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pennymosaics

Borneo bug hunt one of the biggest bees in the world the carpenter bee (it was the size of my thumb) #borneo #Sabah #bugs #bees #Xylocopalatipes #entomologist #entomology @shangrilarasaria @sabahtourism @amazingborneo @malaysiaandborneoholidays

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phillipjdean

A large Carpenter Bee, probably a male xylocopa confusa if my internet research is correct. Which it sometimes is. This image was taken at Gardens By The Bay, Singapore. 
#singapore #singaporewildlife #wildlife #naturephotography #urbanwildlife #marinabay #marinabaysingapore #gardensbythebay #gardensbythebaysingapore #insects #bee #xylocopalatipes #carpenterbee

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phillipjdean

Not knowing very much about insects in Singapore it took me quite a while to identify this lass, a female “Xylocopa latipes” aka “Carpenter Bee”. I actually stumbled across her description when trying to identify a completely different (and still unidentified) flying insect. This image was taken at Gardens By The Bay, Singapore. #singapore #singaporewildlife #wildlife #naturephotography #urbanwildlife #marinabay #gardensbythebay #marinabaysingapore #gardensbythebaysingapore #xylocopalatipes #carpenterbee #bee #insects

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srravi

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jackbhooker

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joshchakan

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appleleena

Orchid and Xylocopa latipes 🐝 วุ้งวิ้งแมลงภู่ผึ้งหวานๆวันอังคาร #orchidthailand #xylocopalatipes #myflowerap #applestorycaptures

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joshchakan

ผึ้งรึเปล่าไม่แน่ใจ? 🐝🍃 #ผึ้ง #Bee #Insect #ตัวใหญ่มาก #Animal #Nature #Thailand 28/05/17

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blackbird_calling

To bee or not to bee... existential dilemma of a Tropical Carpenter Bee as it sits ruminating on a pretty perch. This male will buzz around like a drone, accomplish a sortie - a recce, if you will, to look for pretty flowers to feed on and pretty yellow lasses to mate with. I learn that this species is known to burrow long tunnels in wood -not living tree but dead logs - to nest. Even as I come across this nugget there is a pair buzzing in and out my verandah making a nest in a old flamingo (made of jacaranda wood) garden artefact that I picked up from Kenya! I should post a picture of that bee in its home turf soon. Meanwhile, is this fella Ugh or Ooooh? Cast your vote for this insect. #carpenter_bee #xylocopalatipes #xylocopa #tropical_carpenter_bee #insects_of_india #insect #tropical_bees #bees #macroworld #macros #macrophotography #macro_holic #macro_brilliance #canon_moments #insectagram

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misskrittersnaps

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peilu_sow

A tropical carpenter bee at a kedondong tree (Spondias dulcis). 時隔一年,黑黑的扁柄木蜂又來拜訪我家的番橄欖樹。它棲息在樹上頂端,不時會飛行一下,然後飛回到原來的地方,同個地點一呆就會呆上好幾個小時。 #木蜂 #扁柄木蜂 #番橄榄樹#xylocopalatipes #tropicalcarpenterbee #kedondong #Spondiasdulcis #Nature #natural #naturephotography #EarthCapture

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blackbird_calling

On the beaten path where I go birding, on an ordinary day I am greeted by the chattering bulbuls, of course, but buzzing around are also drones of bees. Not many, a few. These are the big shiny-black carpenter bees of 'metallic' blue wings. They whoosh around actively, a bundle of energy, only to come back and rest on their favourite perch for few precious moments. At 7 a.m. just as the sun is pleasantly warming up to the Earth, the bees spread out their wings and bask in its bounty. How can you pass it by even if it isn't an uncommon sight! In Hindi, this humming bee is called a 'bhanwara' (pronounced as aura) and is a symbol for a 'male lover', especially an unfaithful one, who flits from one female to another, a la Casanova. An unlikely muse, you would say. #xylocopalatipes #xylocopa #carpenter_bee #bees #insects_of_india #bugs #big_black_carpenter_bee #backyard_biodiversity #backyardsafari #arthropods #pollinators #pollinator_bees #naturephotography #macrophotography #macroworld #canon_photography #canon_moments #igglobalclubmacro #macro_vision #macro_perfection #macro_brilliance #macro_art_syndicate #macro #macro_art_ind

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justanothernakedape

Common, but stunning Giant Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes). These big girls are solitary and so large you can hear them flying from far away. Many people fear them for their size, but these bees are harmless unless antagonized. They are truly docile giants who don't deserve the fear they invoke. #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #carpenterbee #blackbee #giantbee #solitary #loveoverfear #gentlegiant

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xrayda

ดูดดื่มความหวานอย่างเมามันเชียวนะ แมลงภู่😌 #tropicalcarpenterbee #xylocopalatipes #flowers #ปอเทือง

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meshe_bkk

🍀🍀🐝🐝🐝☘️☘️ #熊蜂 #クマバチ#クマンバチ#羽が青い#羽 #青い羽 #綺麗 #蜂 #日常 #一見怖い #凶暴ではないらしい#蜜を求めてやってくる#お客さん🐝#Xylocopalatipes #ベンガルヤハズカズラ #紫の花 #สร้อยอินทนิล #矢筈葛 #Meshé #meshe #bangkok #tonglo #アートメイク#ミーシェ #soi49 #bangkoklife #バンコク暮らし #バンコクライフ #バンコク生活

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babisangrock

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garygoldfinger

Xylocopa latipes, or the tropical carpenter bee, is one of the largest bees in the world. The males are harmless since they cannot sting, but the females can...but it's still a mild sting. And don't worry, you'll hear them coming as they pretty much sound like a helicopter!

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and.teatime

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and.teatime

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ryanchadwickart

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she_in_____

{One of the largest bees in the world} . . . . . #tropicalcarpenterbee #Xylocopalatipes #bee

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imtreejuice

I'll see you soon on my leg little fellah 💕 Xylocopa latipes or in easier words giant carpenter Bee 🐝 #tattooplans #insect #Xylocopalatipes #giantcarpenterbee #Java

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and.teatime

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jineenoizz

มัวแต่ผสมเกสรเพลินจกตกน้ำป๋อมแป๋มเลยนะยู เจ้าแมลงภู่ The tropical carpenter #bee, Xylocopa latipes #xylocopalatipes #Purple #lotus #Nymphaea

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lodeyogram

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lodeyogram

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sirhcsky

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zamezamezam

.. The Tropical Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes) .. Merupakan salah satu jenis lebah (Apidae) dari subfamili Xylocopinae yang dikenal sebagai "carpenter bee" atau "lebah kayu". Disebut demikian karena lebah ini bersarang dan membesarkan larvanya dengan cara melubangi kayu mati, seperti kusen, pagar kayu atau batang pohon yang sudah mati. Tidak seperti lebah lain yang mayoritas bersifat sosial, lebah kayu hidup secara soliter. Fungsi ekologi nya tetap sama sebagai polinator, namun untuk beberapa kasus, kadang lebah ini menjadi hama. Lebah kayu umumnya tidak bersifat agresif. Keberadaan lebah ini cukup sering dijumpai di sekitar kita, namun sering kalah familiar dengan jenis lebah madu atau tawon yang lebih "iconic". Morfologinya yang berwarna hitam legam, mengkilat dan kurang "eye catching" mungkin penyebabnya. .. Bagi orang sunda, lebah ini sering disebut sebagai "bangbara". .. #lebah #lebahkayu #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #bee #bees #carpenterbee #biologi #insect #entomologi #entomology #insectagram #biodiversityofindonesia #macro #macrophotography

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tigeragon_miro

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carim_nahaboo

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katya_coldheart

Albert has lovely wings , they are black but like a rainbow when you tilt him about #blackrainbow #bugcollector #entomology #giantblackcarpenterbee #blackbee #xylocopalatipes

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maris_ringer_72881

Xylocopa latipes giant carpenter Bee Java This Bee is the largest in the world in terms of wingspan and overall bulk The famous Megachile pluto Wallaces Giant Bee is said to be longer in the body but with a smaller wingspan it may still exist but many believe it to be extinct Xylocopa latipes are common in Java and some neighbouring Indonesian islands where the females bite large nesting tunnels in branches and wooden beams Female wingspan 71mm body length 35mm The Queen of Bombus dahlbomii the largest Bumblebee can reach 40mm body but has small wings #bee #xylocopalatipes #xylocopa #carpenterbee #java #indonesia #giant #black #metallic #sting #specimen #collection #entomology #hymenoptera #nature #natural #naturalhistory #preserved

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carim_nahaboo

Xylocopa latipes - giant carpenter Bee, Java. This Bee is the largest in the world in terms of wingspan and overall bulk. The famous Megachile pluto (Wallace's Giant Bee) is said to be longer in the body, but with a smaller wingspan - it may still exist but many believe it to be extinct. Xylocopa latipes are common in Java and some neighbouring Indonesian islands, where the females bite large nesting tunnels in branches and wooden beams. Female wingspan 71mm, body length 35mm. The Queen of Bombus dahlbomii (the largest Bumblebee) can reach 40mm body, but has small wings. #bee #xylocopalatipes #xylocopa #carpenterbee #java #indonesia #giant #black #metallic #sting #specimen #collection #entomology #hymenoptera #nature #natural #naturalhistory #preserved

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collageoflife1

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xavenfu

Low-key obsessed with today's house visitor. #carpenterbee #xylocopalatipes #hymenoptera

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