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Old Monday 14th January 2019, 11:16   #1
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Bee Portugal

Would this be a black or violet Carpenter Bee? Algarve Portugal in December.
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It looks like Xylocopa violacea but not sure if there are any very similar species in Portugal.
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X. violacea certainly occurs there and I don't believe there are any similar-looking species in Portugal.
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