LESTIS CARPENTER BEES
Carpenter Bees Foraging
by Corinne Jordan-Ivers - 'The Bee Lady'
See Corinne's rare footage of male and female lestis carpenter bees together! Lestis carpenter bees - Xylocopa (Lestis) - are fast-flying spectacular large bees with a noisy buzz. The females are a shiny metallic green. The males have a fuzz of yellow fur on the thorax, with their metallic colouring showing through it.