Subject: Is this a type of large bee?
Geographic location of the bug: Luanda Angola, West Africa
Time: 03:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This large 3-inch bee-looking insect visited me on a beach in Luanda, Angola in West Africa. It was alone & looked tired and crawled when I touched it.
It appeared to be a bee with fuzzy legs but was very large.
How you want your letter signed: Michael Ryan
This is a Carpenter Bee, probably Xylocopa capra. Like many species of Carpenter Bees, males are gold in color while females are black.
Daniel, thanks so much for the quick & accurate answer. Impressive!!!!
I’m thrilled to be able to speak knowledgeably – much appreciated!