Thursday, July 14, 2016

Yellow is for Fellow

Bill Kaufman was also by the Button Bush beside the Dam Bridge on 7/6/2016. He photographed this male Carpenter Bee.  

Bill writes: 

There are 3 species of Carpenter Bee in AZ. This one, Xylcopa veripuncta, is the only one of the 3 species that has a yellow male. All others are black. Only the female can sting.

Photo by Bill Kaufman 7/6/2016

Thanks, Bill, for teaching us something new today!

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