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|I do not know the name of this insect.? there is surely of the specialist on TN... thank you by advance. I found tr廥 interesting the perfect alignment of the wings while the insect filled the tank with pollen in a field of thistles.|
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Excellent capture, this is some sort of bee similar to a Southeastern blueberry bee (which I have posted on TN) but this one is black instead. Nice work, and welcome to TN!
- [2005-08-14 20:52]
This is a Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa violacea), the largest bee species in Europe. It is stingless and solitary, in contrary to ther bees. The English name is related to its breeding habit - the species cuts with jaws through the trunk of old trees and build a nest just with one egg inside the wood. TFS!
Technical comment - some areas of the flower badly overexposed.