Thursday, January 26, 2012

Carpenter bee (Xylocopa confusa)





Those photos above were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. It is a male carpenter bee (Xylocopa confusa) from the family of Apidae genus of Xylocopa. It size is about 22mm. All the body is covered with tawny hair.  The female is a little bit smaller than male and has a differrent color pattern. The body of the female is black, and the upper side of the thorax is covered with yellow hair as the below photo.


Classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
Sub classPterygota
Infra-classeNeoptera
OrderHymenoptera
Sub orderApocrita
Infra-orderAculeata
Super-familyApoidea
FamilyApidae
Sub familyXylocopinae
TribeXylocopini
GenusXylocopa
Binominal Name
Xylocopa confusa
PĂ©rez, 1901


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