Subject: bug in the algarve, portugal
Location: lagos, portugal
February 26, 2015 12:02 pm
Hi, i found this in the mouth of my four month old puppy this morning, just wondering if it dangerous?
Signature: clare curry
Hi, have managed to find out, it is a violet flower bee
Though you have identified your Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa violacea, we are happy to post the image to our site. According to TrekNature: “Readily identified by its color, this handsome solitary bee flies in summer and autumn and again in spring, after hibernation.” We don’t know what your weather is like right now, but we are speculating this sighting occurred on a warm day which brought the Violet Carpenter Bee out of hibernation.