CARPENTER BEE

There are many Carpenter Bees in the world, over 500 different species. They do not live in colonies like bumblebees or honeybees, rather they nest into hard plant material such as dead wood. I believe this species is a California Carpenter Bee, they are found in mountain areas of Oregon and California, along with desert areas in the southwest United States. I photographed this one last summer in the Verde Valley area of Arizona.

CARPENTER BEE
CARPENTER BEE

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