a bee that is not a part of your online collection
A friend of mine recently sent me a picture of a bee that wasn’t familiar with. Her name is Olive and she lives on the island of Kauai. After looking at your site, I found no matches. But I think I’ve discovered that it’s a Sonoran carpenter bee ( Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae: Xylocopa sonoria )
I’ve been a fan of “What’s that Bug” for years and hope I finally have the honor of adding a new critter to your site.
Keep up the excellent work!
Thanks for forwarding Olive’s image and also for providing us with a link to the Sonoran Carpenter Bee, a non-native species that has become established on the Hawaiian Islands. We located another site with information that the Sonoran Carpenter Bee is found on or in “Hawaiian Islands, Midway, Marianas Islands, China, Japan, Java, New Guinea, Philippines.”