Observations in the Species: Xylocopa caffra

Common Name: Southern Carpenterbee

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Bees

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Location: Rietfontein, Pretoria
Observed: 1st January 2017
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Large (body length 20-24 mm), stout. Females are black and hairy, with 2 bands of yellow hairs on last part of thorax and first segment of abdomen. Excavates nest burrows in Aloe and Agave stems, tree branches and structural timber, constructing a series of cells separated by partitions of wood and trees. Males patrol fixed areas around flowers, twigs or leaves of particular bushes and trees.

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Bees beehaving bee-aitchily

mine!
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 21st December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Not exactly sociable bees. The second nester investigated the first's tunnel - big mistake! Much aggressive and acrobatic buzzing about. Interestingly without physical contact - I imagine a stinging match would kill both? After a brief but noisy aerial dogfight the original nester shot back into her tunnel and the second buzzed quietly about investigating the driftwood, but keeping her distance. As she started boring, the first who had been peering out her hole, again launched an attack.

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Southern Carpenterbee (Matatiele)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Matatiele (Town)
Observed: 28th September 2016
Added: 7th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Carpeneter bee

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 1st October 2016
Added: 3rd October 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Carpenter Bee

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Location: 28 Pieter Cruythoff St, Riebeek Kasteel, Western Cape
Observed: 19th August 2016
Added: 21st August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Carpenter Bee visiting a Cape Rattle-Pod shrub (Crotalaria capensis).

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Carpenters

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Location: Mkuze
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 26th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Wasp

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By: Reginald Vermeulen
Location: Waterval
Observed: 2nd September 2015
Added: 5th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Carpenter bee

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By: annette gerber
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: APU Base
Observed: 2nd March 2016
Added: 10th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Jarred Carpenter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 4th March 2016
Added: 5th March 2016
Likely ID: Xylocopa caffra
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Brought to me in a jar by a neighbour, may have some wing damage as it could not fly.

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Another Carpenter Bee

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Location: GOSS
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 10th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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Carpenter Bee flying out of the picture

Carpenter Bee flying out of the picture
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Location: GOSS
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 10th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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probably unidentifiable ?

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Location: Kirstenbosch BG
Observed: 5th December 2015
Added: 25th January 2016
Likely ID: Xylocopa caffra
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Carpenter bee?

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Location: Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria, South Africa
Observed: 14th December 2015
Added: 20th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Dead insect found on pavement

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Carpenter Bee

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By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Dreyersdal Road Bergvliet
Observed: 22nd November 2015
Added: 5th December 2015
Likely ID: Xylocopa caffra
Identifications:4
Agreements:2
Comments:11
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Carpenter on Cape Sweetpea

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By: Lee Jones
Botanical Society of South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Good Hope Garden Nursery
Observed: 3rd October 2015
Added: 24th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Cape Carpenterbee male

Cape Carpenterbee male
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Dassenberg Farm w railroad
Observed: 1st October 2015
Added: 2nd October 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Patrolling his patch …

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Carpenter Bee

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Location: Mkuze
Observed: 20th June 2015
Added: 25th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Apidae

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Welkom
Observed: 7th September 2008
Added: 23rd June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Xylocopa caffra Carpenter Bee

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By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Reynold Street
Observed: 3rd February 2015
Added: 16th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Dead one

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Xylocopa visiting Whorl Heath

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By: Lee Jones
Botanical Society of South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Good Hope Garden Nursery
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 19th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Buzzed between E. verticillata, Grewia occidentalis and Polygala virgata.

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Carpenter Bee

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed: 22nd February 2014
Added: 18th November 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa caffra
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Xylocopa caffra (Carpenter Bee)

Xylocopa caffra (Carpenter Bee)
By: Jacques Kuyler
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: Zonnekus Rd, Cape Farms
Observed: 27th October 2014
Added: 29th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Bioblits 21 October '14

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By: Andrea Cowan
Groen SebenzaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: 24, Rhodes Dr
Observed: 21st October 2014
Added: 22nd October 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa caffra
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:4
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Carpenter Bee visiting

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Location: Grunter Street
Observed: 28th August 2014
Added: 28th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 13th September 2014
Added: 24th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Carpenter Bee

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed: 17th August 2014
Added: 22nd September 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Carpenter Bee, Houtkapperby

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By: Alex Dreyer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 15th July 2014
Added: 17th August 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Skewered bee

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Location: Uitzicht
Observed: 30th July 2014
Added: 30th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

I couldn't figure out how this bee had been impaled on a sharp twig. Fiscal shrike? Children who had found it dead?

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Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee
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Location: Mfasana Hide
Observed: 27th November 2013
Added: 22nd July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Carpenterbee on Bottlebrush

Carpenterbee on Bottlebrush
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Driehoek campsite
Observed: 24th November 2013
Added: 7th June 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Species with which Southern Carpenterbee (Xylocopa caffra) interacts