Subject: carpenter bee
Location: Saudia Arabia- Madina
September 4, 2015 11:59 pm
I’ve found this female bee buzzing around my fluorescent tube light in early morning.
two of them were buzzing above a nearby dates palm tree, maybe they were examining the tree to make a nest or something.
sorry for the bad quality photos, I got the bee inside a plastic bag just to take a photo then released the little guy-gal- back outside.
can I get a more specified classification?
thank you for your works.
5/September/2015 6.40 A.M.
We agree that this looks like a Carpenter Bee, and based on images posted to Science Open, we believe it is a male Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) aestuans (Linnaeus). Science Open states: “Male covered by dense yellow pubescence” and your second image indicates a yellow abdomen. The Wiki Spaces site has an image supports that identification.