Northern Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica (Linnaeus, 1771)    Synonyms: Common Carpenter Bee, Eastern Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa virginica virginica.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Apidae   >   Genus Xylocopa   

Description:

Note black and hairless abdomen, yellow on thorax. Only member of its genus in Maryland. Bombus bumble bees are smaller and should have a hairy abdomen.

There are 696 records in the project database.

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A Northern Carpenter Bee on goldenrod in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/4/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Northern Carpenter Bee on False Indigo Bush at Fort Smallwood, Maryland (5/15/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Northern Carpenter Bee in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/26/2017). Photo by Emily Carter Mitchell. (MBP list)

A Northern Carpenter Bee in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/26/2016). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Derek Hudgins. (MBP list)

A female Northern Carpenter Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/7/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Charles Co., Maryland (4/22/2018). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/16/2014). Photo by David Hilmy. (MBP list)

A male Northern Carpenter Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/30/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/21/2020). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A male Northern Carpenter Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/18/2012). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A female Northern Carpenter Bee in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/27/2008). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/24/2020). (c) Elissa Totin, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Elissa Totin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/24/2020). (c) Elissa Totin, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Elissa Totin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/6/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Kent Co., Maryland (7/2/2020). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (10/3/2020). (c) richcoughlan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by richcoughlan via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Prince Georges Co., Maryland (8/10/2014). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A Northern Carpenter Bee in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/2/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/27/2020). (c) Dan Haas, all rights reserved. Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/27/2020). (c) genejockey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by genejockey via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/27/2020). (c) pesticide, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by pesticide via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Talbot Co., Maryland (8/26/2020). (c) llechtzin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by lauralechtzin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/10/2021). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

A Northern Carpenter Bee in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/2012). Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

A Northern Carpenter Bee in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/16/2013). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Charles Co., Maryland (8/22/2020). (c) Karyn Molines, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Karyn Molines via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Northern Carpenter Bee in Kent Co., Maryland (9/6/2015). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A Northern Carpenter Bee in Charles Co., Maryland (4/12/2017). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

A Northern Carpenter Bee in Howard Co., Maryland (9/5/2016). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Gregg Petersen. (MBP list)

A Northern Carpenter Bee in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee on Purple Passionflower in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/13/2020). (c) hlinak, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by hlinak via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/17/2021). (c) Rin Wolfe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by rinwolfe via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A male Northern Carpenter Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/19/2013). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/26/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A female Northern Carpenter Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Northern Carpenter Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/2/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A female Northern Carpenter Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Northern Carpenter Bee larva in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/16/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/21/2020). (c) jamestetlow, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jamestetlow via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Carpenter Bee in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/21/2021). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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