Hymenoptera of North Carolina
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Xylocopa virginica (Linnaeus, 1771) - Eastern Carpenter Bee

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Family: Apidae Subfamily: XylocopinaeTribe: XylocopiniChecklist Number: 2199.00                                                                                  
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, Discover Life, GBIF
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Due to its use of dead wood for nesting, this species may once have been associated with woodlands or forest-field ecotones. However, it is now frequently observed in residential areas where it nests in buildings and other wooden man-made structures.
Larval Host Plants: Widely polylectic
Observation Methods:
See also Habitat Account for General Fields, Gardens, and Ruderal Habitats
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
State Protection:

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Recorded by: J. Mickey on 2022-05-05
Surry Co.