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Augochlora regina, female, March 2012 Dominican Republic, formerly A. elegans.

Xylocopa mordax 

A common Carpenter Bee in the Dominican Republic, from one of our expeditions.  Note the wing colors.  In addition to being plain awesome (who wouldn’t want wing colors like that?) they are often species specific, helping to identify the Carpenters of the world.

This is #12 in the CAMPAIGN:  KNOW YOUR WILD BEES

This is a homework assignment…I don’t feel like spoon feeding you everything, Tinkerbell

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