Monarch Over-Wintering Count
Carpenter Bee / Xylocopa micans

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Ecological Relationships

Dog Almond      Porterweed     


Characteristics

Shiny and metallic in color, carpenter bees construct nests by making tunnels of up to twelve inches long in decaying logs, tree stumps, fence posts, or eaves of buildings. Because of their tunneling, these bees are often considered pests. Due to their large size (over an inch in length) these bees often inspire fear, but they are typically not aggressive and seldom sting.


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