captured at my backyard. Black carpenter bee resting on Barringtonia asiatica branch.

Xylocopa latipes DRURY, 1773
Genus: Xylocopa
Tribe: Xylocopini
Subfamily: Xylocopinae (Carpenter bees, Holzbienen)
Family: Apidae
Superfamily: Apoidea
Suborder: Apocrita
Order: Hymenoptera
Class: Insecta
Phylum: Arthropoda

REF: vespa-bicolor.net/main/solitary-bees/xylocopa-latipes.htm

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