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Stumped by a backyard find!
Location: Wake Forest, NC
February 3, 2012 5:34 pm
My dog found this insect in our backyard yesterday 2/2/12. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m hoping you can help tell me what it is!
Thank you!
Signature: Megan

Eastern Carpenter Bee

Hi Megan,
This sure appears to be an Eastern Carpenter Bee,
Xylocopa virginica.  You can view higher resolution images on BugGuide for comparison.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: North Carolina

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