S. Urquhart

IMG 0036
Colorful Carpenter Bees on Milkweed. I thought perhaps the irridescence was due to them being freshly hatched or something, but all the carpenter bees seen in that area including those on Mt Scott had these unusual colors--including stripped fuzz on the abdomen in some cases.

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title IMG 0036
country United States
state/province Oklahoma
county Comanche
city/place Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita_Mountains_Wildlife_Refuge
latitude 3446′00″N
longitude 9842′01″W
MAPdecimal latitude_longitude ••• 3446′00″N_9842′01″W
when yyyymmdd hr:mn 20110508 4:00 pm
who S. Urquhart
method/camera Canon Supershot SX120IS
plant/host/prey flower
best guess identification Xylocopa virginica texana
notes Compare to: http://bugguide.net/node/view/174630

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