Xylocopa cf. mendozana

Mendoza Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa cf. mendozana, carpenter bee photo

Family: Apidae

Subfamily: Xylocopinae

Tribe: Xylocopini


Members of this genus are the key pollinators of Passionfruit; they are also among several important pollinators of Brazil Nuts.

Xylocopa mendozana is a large, handsome bee found from Bolivia to central Argentina. It takes its name from Argentina's Mendoza province.

Photo location: Filadelfia, Chaco region, Paraguay.

Bee image, Xylocopa cf. mendozana from Paraguay

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