A violet carpenter bee male gathering nectar of a knapweed flower in a dry calcareous meadow. Diois, France.
The males of this species are recognizable by the two yellow-orange rings which they have in the last third of their antennae.
Created: August 31, 2016
© Anne SORBES
Photo size: 16.7 Mpixels (47.7 MB uncompressed) - 5000x3334 pixels (16.6x11.1 in / 42.3x28.2 cm at 300 ppi)
Photo keywords: Animal, Apidae, Apocrita, Bee, Carpenter Bee, Centaurea jacea subsp. gaudinii, Centaureae, Centaureae jacea, Chapias, Diois, Drôme, Faune, France, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Knapweed, Macro, Male, Nature, Rhône-Alpes, Violet Carpenter Bee, Wild Bee, Wildlife, Xylocopa, Xylocopa violacea
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