carpenter bee


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carpenter bee

n.
Any of various solitary bees of the genus Xylocopa that bore tunnels into wood to lay their eggs.

carpenter bee

n
(Animals) any large solitary bee of the genus Xylocopa and related genera that lays its eggs in tunnels bored into wood or in plant stems: family Apidae

car′penter bee`


n.
any of several solitary bees of the family Apidae that build nests by boring tunnels in wood.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.carpenter bee - large solitary bee that lays eggs in tunnels bored into wood or plant stemscarpenter bee - large solitary bee that lays eggs in tunnels bored into wood or plant stems
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
genus Xylocopa, Xylocopa - carpenter bees
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The influence of maternal quality on brood sex allocation in the small carpenter bee, Ceratina calcarata.
Those commonly observed are the honey bee, the most common yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii), the large carpenter bee (Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex) and the ultra-green sweat bee (Agapostemon texanus) (table 4).
A large solitary insect, the carpenter bee gnaws a tunnel in old wood to lay its eggs.
Martin Wikelski, a zoologist at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany, is testing out gluing the tiny radio-transmitters on the backs of orchid bees and the largest bee species found in the United States, the carpenter bee.
Freitas is also working with the carpenter bee that is the native pollinator of passionfruit, a crop that is now painstakingly pollinated by hand.
Other beneficial insects commonly found in the landscape include all bee-type insects that pollinate flowers, including the aggressive-but-harmless carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica).
newcomer The bee on the sweet pea in David and Susan Cobley's garden and (below) a close-up of the carpenter bee
One particular plant of interest to the Belgians is Orphium frutescens, which depends on the buzz of the carpenter bee to release its pollen in its native South Africa.
The carpenter bee, a large, shiny, black bumblebee, dives into the long, frilly stamens, reemerging completely dusted in pollen.
Provision of wooden logs for carpenter bee nesting should suffice to provide the right number of pollinators where these bees occur (Mardan et al.
5-inch-long Xylocopa frontalis, or carpenter bee, a brown or blackish-brown insect from Central and South America.