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Xylocopa violacea

Xylocopa violacea
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Copyright: Ungureanu Liviu (Apashu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 126] (937)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-18
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-18 11:54
Viewed: 12799
Points: 6
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Xylocopa violacea is the common European species of carpenter bee, and one of the largest bees in Europe. Like most members of the genus Xylocopa, it makes its nests in dead wood.

It is not particulary aggressive and will attack only if forced to. It is sometimes mistaken with the European hornet.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-04-18 13:22]

Hi Liviu,this is a great capture,they are very rare in my country and not easy to take too...you work at the best to show us the beautifuls colors of this big insect,great sharpness and contrast too.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

Hi Liviu, nice bee you have found. I like the color of it. so attractive. Thanks for sharing.

hello Ungureanu
Great sharpness picture of this beautiful coloured Bee
great details
greeting lou

Hi Liviu,

This is a beautiful shot! I'm writing a masters thesis on solitary bees and I was hoping to gain permission from you to use it.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

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