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Boreholes in a rotten tree stump, in the Mili Gorge, near Rethymno, Crete

Observed: 6th August 2011 By: spotted catspotted cat’s reputation in Invertebratesspotted cat’s reputation in Invertebrates
Boreholes in a rotten tree stump, in the Mili Gorge, near Rethymno, Crete
Boreholes in a rotten tree stump, in the Mili Gorge, near Rethymno, Crete
Rotten tree stump with boreholes, in the Mili Gorge, near Rethymno, Crete
Rotten tree stump with boreholes, in the Mili Gorge, near Rethymno, Crete
Description:

What made these holes? Could it have been a carpenter bee? I've never seen one actually in the gorge, but they certainly occur in the surrounding area.
The holes are about 2.5cm long and made in what is now a rotten tree stump. Would they originally have been made in living or dead wood?
Does the material partially blocking some of the holes indicate that they are still in use?

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