Photographer's Note

Carpenter bee, spotted in Novalja, Croatia.

Carpenter bees get their common name from their habit of
boring into wood to make galleries for the rearing of young.
These are worldwide in distribution with 7 species occurring
in the United States. They don't have a hive as honey bees
but are solitary bees.
Male carpenter bees are solid black and they cannot sting.
The females are tan in color and sting quite well.
The Identification of carpenter bees are sometimes mistaken
as bumblebees however carpenter bees are shiny, with fewer
colors, and less fuzzy or less hair.

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