XylocopaLatipes Photos & Videos

6 days ago

Xylocopa Latipes aka Carpenter Bee. X. latipes is the largest Singapore bee. Both male and female are all black, except that the male has pale hairy front legs. . . I had previously uploaded image of this bee before, that image was taken with mobile. This is much clearer shot than before. . . #CarpenterBee #XylocopaLatipes #bees #insectsofsingapore #sglife #singapore #nparksbuzz #sgpy_biodiverCity  #fiftyshades_of_nature #nature #allkindsofnature  #hey_ihadtosnapthat #goandcapturethelight #ourfunnynature  #ozmightyphotography  #everythingeyecatching  #canonphotography #canon #canonsg #iluvSG #i❤sg #iGersSingapore #singapore2020 #raw_community #raw_allnature #raw_depthoffield #raw_snap_savetheplanet

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3 months ago

Had a bit of a sort out of my shop and have added some more sizes to prints. You can now get this Carpenter Bee print in A5/ 5.8 x 8.3 inches. I’m feeling a bit deflated with my shop & work at the moment & in the mood to delete & restart a load of things 🤷🏻‍♀️ I guess possible spring cleaning mode kicking in! Anyway far too much talking from me so back to doodling I go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #illustration #digitalpainting #shopetsy #shopsmall #etsy #insectagram #entomology #illustratorsoninstagram #insectsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #illustrationartists #carpenterbees #xylocopapubescens #xylocopalatipes #xylocopacaerulea #beesofinstagram

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4 months ago

Finished up this guy today. Carpenter bee on 5x7 paper with pen and watercolor. at The Bond Tattoo Society

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6 months ago

Xylocopa latipes, the tropical carpenter bee, is a species of carpenter bee widely dispersed throughout Southeast Asia. As its name suggests, this bee inhabits forests in warm tropical climates and constructs nests by burrowing into wood. It often makes long deep tunnels in wooden rafters, fallen trees, telephone poles and the like, but is not found in living trees.[1] It was first scientifically described by the English entomologist, Dru Drury in 1773, and is a member of the group of solitary bees (Family Apidae). The tropical carpenter bee is a very large, robust, solitary bee. It is shiny, fully black in colour with fuscous metallic blue-green or purple wings in sunlight. The tropical carpenter bee is probably the largest Xylocopa known and among the largest bees of the world (though it is not the world's largest, that title belongs to another Southeast Asian bee, the Indonesian Megachile pluto). It has a loud and distinctive, low-pitched buzzing that can be heard as it flies between flowers or perches. In Urban areas, these bees can become attached to certain perches, returning to them day after day, even after several generations. ⠀ #carpenterbee #violetcarpenterbee #xylocopaviolacea #tropicalcarpenterbee #xylocopalatipes #xylocopa#savannakhet #savan #ສະຫວັນນະເຂດ #ເມືອງໄກສອນພົມວິຫານ #kaysonephomvihane #ໄກສອນພົມວິຫານ #khanthabouli #ຄັນທະບູລີ #laos #ລາວ #🇱🇦 at Savannakhét

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7 months ago

A Buzzy Morning These are Xylocopa latipes, or Tropical carpenter bee. They are pretty big compare to the other sp of bees, and their wing beat sounds pretty loud if flies by. They usually bore and live inside wood. if you want to meet these guys, try to find wooden houses or dead wood with multiple holes. Though destructive, they are actually good pollinating agents, for example passion fruit flowers #naturephotography #natgeowild #entomology #insect #carpenterbee #xylocopalatipes #biodgogram at Gemereh Segamat

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7 months ago

Carpenter Bee, the Xylocopa Latipes, is one of the largest bees in the world, and is very common in Singapore, and is almost completely harmless to humans, although it will sting if threatened. . . #XylocopaLatipes  #tropicalcarpenterbee  #bee #insectsofSingapore #sginsects #sglife #singapore #nparksbuzz #gardensbythebay #sgpy_biodiverCity #fiftyshades_of_nature #nature #allkindsofnature #hey_ihadtosnapthat #goandcapturethelight #ourfunnynature #ozmightyphotography #everythingeyecatching #canonphotography #canon #canonsg #iluvSG #i❤sg #iGersSingapore #singapore2020

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10 months ago

Xylocopa latipes... . . As a bird watcher I keep searching for my surroundings for any tiny disturbance, this bee was crisscrossing my view😡 , then I filled this bee in my frame....☺️😉 . Any perfect caption suggestions for this beautiful frame ? . . #xylocopalatipes #bees #flowers #pcr_depictions #pcr_wildlife_shots #nikond7500 #sigma150600 #natgeo #natgeohub #wildlife_perfection #splendid_animals #wildlifeaddicts #natgeoyourshot #nature_sultans #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #Wildlifephoto #wildlife #nature_perfection #wildlifeplanet

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1 year ago

• Borneo Tropical Carpenter Bee • (Xylocopa latipes) - male - In Urban areas, these bees can become attached to certain perches, returning to them day after day, even after several generations. The Giant Bee reaches 35mm in length and is built like a tank. On body bulk it is the biggest bee in the world but for length is outclassed by the Giant Mason Bee (Megachile pluto) which is found in the Northern Moluccas and can grow to 40mm. However it’s a more slender beast and the Giant Carpenter Bee has a good case to argue for title of world’s biggest bee. As the name suggests they excavate their nests from timber and nest entrances are recorded up to 2cm in diameter. Our male X.latipes was surveying his domain from his territorial urban perch. . #borneo #carpenterbee #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #worldsbiggestbee #solitarybee #tropicalcarpenterbee #kuching #sarawak #beesofinstagram . . #sydneynativebees at Semenggoh Orang Utan Sanctuary

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1 year ago

\|/ rainbow wings \|/ worlds biggest \|/ • Borneo Tropical Carpenter Bee • (Xylocopa latipes) - male - In Urban areas, these bees can become attached to certain perches, returning to them day after day, even after several generations. The Giant Bee reaches 35mm in length and is built like a tank. On body bulk it is the biggest bee in the world but for length is outclassed by the Giant Mason Bee (Megachile pluto) which is found in the Northern Moluccas and can grow to 40mm. However it’s a more slender beast and the Giant Carpenter Bee has a good case to argue for title of world’s biggest bee. As the name suggests they excavate their nests from timber and nest entrances are recorded up to 2cm in diameter. Our male X.latipes was surveying his domain from his territorial urban perch. . #borneo #carpenterbee #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #worldsbiggestbee #solitarybee #tropicalcarpenterbee #kuching #sarawak . #beesofinstagram #iphonex . . #sydneynativebees at Semenggoh Orang Utan Sanctuary

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1 year ago

• im pointing at it • \| Borneo Tropical Carpenter Bee |/ (Xylocopa latipes) - male - In Urban areas, these bees can become attached to certain perches, returning to them day after day, even after several generations. The Giant Bee reaches 35mm in length and is built like a tank. On body bulk it is the biggest bee in the world but for length is outclassed by the Giant Mason Bee (Megachile pluto) which is found in the Northern Moluccas and can grow to 40mm. However it’s a more slender beast and the Giant Carpenter Bee has a good case to argue for title of world’s biggest bee. As the name suggests they excavate their nests from timber and nest entrances are recorded up to 2cm in diameter. Our male X.latipes was surveying his domain from his territorial urban perch. . #borneo #carpenterbee #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #worldsbiggestbee #solitarybee #tropicalcarpenterbee #kuching #sarawak . #beesofinstagram #iphonex #shotoniphone . #sydneynativebees at Borneo

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1 year ago

\| Borneo Tropical Carpenter Bee |/ (Xylocopa latipes) - male - In Urban areas, these bees can become attached to certain perches, returning to them day after day, even after several generations. The Giant Bee reaches 35mm in length and is built like a tank. On body bulk it is the biggest bee in the world but for length is outclassed by the Giant Mason Bee (Megachile pluto) which is found in the Northern Moluccas and can grow to 40mm. However it’s a more slender beast and the Giant Carpenter Bee has a good case to argue for title of world’s biggest bee. As the name suggests they excavate their nests from timber and nest entrances are recorded up to 2cm in diameter. Our male X.latipes was surveying his domain from his territorial urban perch. . #borneo #carpenterbee #xylocopa #xylocopalatipes #worldsbiggestbee #solitarybee #tropicalcarpenterbee #kuching #sarawak . #beesofinstagram #iphonex #shotoniphone . #sydneynativebees at Sarawak Borneo

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2 years ago

Not knowing very much about insects in Singapore it took me quite a while to identify this lass, a female “Xylocopa latipes” aka “Carpenter Bee”. I actually stumbled across her description when trying to identify a completely different (and still unidentified) flying insect. This image was taken at Gardens By The Bay, Singapore. #singapore #singaporewildlife #wildlife #naturephotography #urbanwildlife #marinabay #gardensbythebay #marinabaysingapore #gardensbythebaysingapore #xylocopalatipes #carpenterbee #bee #insects

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2 years ago

ผึ้งรึเปล่าไม่แน่ใจ? 🐝🍃 #ผึ้ง #Bee #Insect #ตัวใหญ่มาก #Animal #Nature #Thailand 28/05/17

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2 years ago

To bee or not to bee... existential dilemma of a Tropical Carpenter Bee as it sits ruminating on a pretty perch. This male will buzz around like a drone, accomplish a sortie - a recce, if you will, to look for pretty flowers to feed on and pretty yellow lasses to mate with. I learn that this species is known to burrow long tunnels in wood -not living tree but dead logs - to nest. Even as I come across this nugget there is a pair buzzing in and out my verandah making a nest in a old flamingo (made of jacaranda wood) garden artefact that I picked up from Kenya! I should post a picture of that bee in its home turf soon. Meanwhile, is this fella Ugh or Ooooh? Cast your vote for this insect. #carpenter_bee #xylocopalatipes #xylocopa #tropical_carpenter_bee #insects_of_india #insect #tropical_bees #bees #macroworld #macros #macrophotography #macro_holic #macro_brilliance #canon_moments #insectagram

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2 years ago

On the beaten path where I go birding, on an ordinary day I am greeted by the chattering bulbuls, of course, but buzzing around are also drones of bees. Not many, a few. These are the big shiny-black carpenter bees of 'metallic' blue wings. They whoosh around actively, a bundle of energy, only to come back and rest on their favourite perch for few precious moments. At 7 a.m. just as the sun is pleasantly warming up to the Earth, the bees spread out their wings and bask in its bounty. How can you pass it by even if it isn't an uncommon sight! In Hindi, this humming bee is called a 'bhanwara' (pronounced as aura) and is a symbol for a 'male lover', especially an unfaithful one, who flits from one female to another, a la Casanova. An unlikely muse, you would say. #xylocopalatipes #xylocopa #carpenter_bee #bees #insects_of_india #bugs #big_black_carpenter_bee #backyard_biodiversity #backyardsafari #arthropods #pollinators #pollinator_bees #naturephotography #macrophotography #macroworld #canon_photography #canon_moments #igglobalclubmacro #macro_vision #macro_perfection #macro_brilliance #macro_art_syndicate #macro #macro_art_ind

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2 years ago

Xylocopa latipes, or the tropical carpenter bee, is one of the largest bees in the world. The males are harmless since they cannot sting, but the females can...but it's still a mild sting. And don't worry, you'll hear them coming as they pretty much sound like a helicopter!

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2 years ago

Xylocopa Latipes Bee Taken on 18/12/2016 Here I am again pretending to take a macro shot with my telephoto lens. I guess this pic of the busy bee is most suitable to express my feelings towards the busy week ahead. Good morning to all my IG friends and have a wonderful week😀 #xylocopalatipes #nparksbuzz #sgphotography #singapore #tgif_insects #macro_kings #macro_x #macro_brilliance #iluvsg #vision_natura #global4nature #talent23 #macro_freaks #kings_insects #bomdever_nature #global_nature_greens #nature_perfection #bomdever_rural #eye_spy_nature #backyard_dreams #nature_brilliance #tgif_nature #tgif_macro at Jurong Eco Garden

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2 years ago

We now return to our regular programme. Mention bees, and most people will think about Honeybees (Apis sp.). However, there are thousands of species of bees, not all of which share the Honeybees' highly complex social structure. Another group of bees commonly seen in Singapore are the Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa sp.). Several species occur in Singapore, including a large, black species known as Xylocopa latipes that is often seen visiting flowers in urban parks and gardens. Unlike Honeybees, Carpenter Bees are mostly solitary. A female will bore tunnels into dead wood or bamboo in which to raise her brood, and store nectar and pollen. Due to this behaviour, they can be considered pests since they may cause superficial damage to wooden objects and structures, although this is not as serious compared to the destruction caused by other wood-boring insects. Carpenter Bees play a very important role in pollinating various plant species. They can be intimidating, especially when they fly close to people, but they are mostly harmless. A female might sting if a person tries to catch her or if her nest is disturbed, but otherwise Carpenter Bees are not known to attack people. Here in a garden on Sentosa, several large Carpenter Bees were seen visiting the flowers of Laurel Clock Vine (Thunbergia laurifolia), a popular ornamental plant in tropical gardens. #CarpenterBee #Bee #Xylocopalatipes #BeesofInstagram #Hymenoptera #pollinator #insect #insects #arthropods #arthropod #biodiversity #SGbiodiversity #wildlife #Singapore #Sentosa #tanxian #insectsofinstagram at Sentosa Island

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3 years ago

Alternative Caption: “OCUPADO— The Rise of Global Fascism (First He Took Manhattan Then He Builds a Berlin Wall)” / ⠀ ⠀ Behold!— THE WORLD'S LARGEST BEE... (Most Probably. Almost Certain. Quite So.)... #xylocopalatipes (tropical #carpenterbees). An oft-feared much misunderstood mild-mannered monster with the most gorgeous emerald-sapphire-violet metallic wings; it shuns the communal drone-living of a hive, has a thing for purple flowers, and has this whole mating ritual holding the female down while covering her eyes with his hairy legs. Whatever tickles your pickle, you flithy bee. (Ps. If I ever come back as a bee, let me be this kinky bee.) ⠀ ⠀ Too bad he's not getting any money out of the #morningglory this morning.

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3 years ago

มัวแต่ผสมเกสรเพลินจกตกน้ำป๋อมแป๋มเลยนะยู เจ้าแมลงภู่ The tropical carpenter #bee, Xylocopa latipes #xylocopalatipes #Purple #lotus #Nymphaea

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