carpenter bee(redirected from Xylocopini)
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Any of various solitary bees of the genus Xylocopa that bore tunnels into wood to lay their eggs.
(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
any of several solitary bees of the family Apidae that build nests by boring tunnels in wood.