genus Xylocopa

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Noun1.genus Xylocopa - carpenter beesgenus Xylocopa - carpenter bees      
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Apidae, family Apidae - honeybees; carpenter bees; bumblebees
carpenter bee - large solitary bee that lays eggs in tunnels bored into wood or plant stems
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Bees of the genus Xylocopa demonstrated low visitation frequencies on "guavira" flowers (0.24%) (Table 1) but did intensively collect pollen, with large quantities of pollen being observed adhering to their bodies.
Large carpenter bees (genus Xylocopa) are wood-nesting generalist pollinators of broad geographical distribution.
This is in stark contrast to the more extensive literature on the co-occurring, Asiatic, large carpenter bees, genus Xylocopa Latreille, obviously reflecting a researcher bias toward conspicuous and robust species that are easily observed and often nest in human constructions (Kapil & Dhaliwal 1968, 1969; Raju & Rao 2006; Boontop et al.