Another bee from Kruger National Park in South Africa.
This is Xylocopa caffra…the male. Note how it is all yellow? Well the female is almost all black with some blocks of yellow on the abdomen. In a number of Carpenter bees on a number of continents this pattern repeats…while in other Carpenter bees the male and female are both dark. Check the nice sheen to the wings. Photograph by Kelly Graninger.