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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Woodcutter's Corpus Corporis

I found this dead Xylocopa varipuncta on the driveway. The larvae of this female carpenter bee could have become the prey of the larvae of the Xenox habrosus bee fly in yesterday's post. The name xylocopa is from the Latin for wood cutting, which is what the female bee does to form her nest in old logs mostly but sometimes lumber in your house.

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