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The tame carpenter bee

Sunday, December 31, 2006 | 9 comments

When Esme and I were close to the bottom of the canyon near Chavarillo I spotted a big insect. It looked like an oversized bee with beautiful blue metallic wings. Later I learned that it was indeed a bee, a carpenter bee.

Carpenter bee resting on wood.
Carpenter bee resting on wood.

The insect was very docile and I had no problem at all with getting it on my hand. The photo below gives a good impression of the size of this carpenter bee.

Big carpenter bee resting on my hand.
Big carpenter bee resting on my hand.

You can read more on our adventures during that day in The canyon near Chavarillo.

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