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A Queen Bee of some kind?
Location: Phoenix, AZ
April 10, 2012 8:01 pm
Found this flying around me in Phoenix AZ on 04/10/12. Can you tell me what it is?
Signature: bdbengtsson

Male Valley Carpenter Bee

Dear bdbengtsson,
Your “queen bee” is actually a male Valley Carpenter Bee.  This is a sexually dimorphic species and the female is a deep black color. 

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