Wild NCC

Eastern Carpenter Bee

(Xylocopa virginica)

This is one of roughly 500 known species of Carpenter Bee. Its genus name, Xylocopa, means “wood cutter” in Greek. As far as bees are concerned, they are docile, causing no threat of sting to other creatures. They nest in wood, where their larvae feed and grow. They’re very common in most locations around the world in either natural or man-made environments.