Male Valley Carpenter Bee

Found in Pomona, CA
Location: Pomona, CA
November 10, 2011 2:21 pm
IDK if its a Bee or Beetle? or anything else
Signature: Southern CA Resident

Valley Carpenter Bee

Dear Southern CA Resident,
This is a male Valley Carpenter Bee.  Females of the species are black and larger.

6 thoughts on “Male Valley Carpenter Bee”

  1. I saw and took photos of a huge bumblebee in the garden where I live. I have posted photos on my Facebook wall, and on a Facebook post by my friend Charles “Chip” Ashley. What I saw was found in Fresno, CA. Maybe it was a male carpenter bee. I don’t know. But it was larger than the normal black bumblebees that frequent the garden. What I captured with my DSLR camera makes for some great photos, at least. I would like to know what it is. Thank you for any help! I can perhaps also send photos to you somehow.


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