Category: insectos

Xylocopa inconstans

Xylocopa inconstans

One of several species of Carpenter Bees that come from Kruger National Park.  

This white patch makes it relatively distinct.  Part of expeditions led by Jonathan Mawdsley and James Harrison. Photo by Erick Hernandez.

One of the flower chafers, 

One of the flower chafers, 

Leucocelis amythistina.  

These beetles feed on the pollen of flowers are one of the commonly found members of the large tree munching beetle clan in Kruger National Park.  Nice to read the runic messages inscribed secretly on the back of this species.  

The Giant Stag beetle ….Lucanus elephus…

The Giant Stag beetle ….Lucanus elephus….a huge beetle of eastern forests.  This specimen can from California, Maryland and was collected by members of Bartlett Tree Company.

The giant bumblebee (Bombus dahlbomii). 

The giant bumblebee (Bombus dahlbomii). 

A denizen of the southern Andes and widely believed to be in decline due to competition and perhaps spread of pathogens with two introduced European bumblebees that have invaded the region. You notice this bee when it flies by. Dramatically orange with yellow highlights on the traditional deep black integument of bumblebees.

#4.   Why Females are Twice Males.

#4.   Why Females are Twice Males.

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Day 3

Day 3

Dawn glints off the massive egg of a carpenter bee

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