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Metallic Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa (Lestis))

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A female metallic green carpenter bee, (Xylocopa (Lestis)), that nests in the flower spike of a grass tree. Photograph kindly contributed by Michelle Conkas of Stanthorpe, Qld:

metallic carpenter bee

Male Lestis carpenter bees have quite different colouring. Ernst van der Veen contributed the following two beautiful photos of a male carpenter bee in flight, clearly showing their fur and striking colour markings:

lestis carpenter bee

lestis carpenter bee

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