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Beautiful big bee

Post by IL-PINE » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:33 pm

Beautiful black bee found on the ground at San Anton, buzzing.
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Post by D. Cilia » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:48 pm

Xylocopa violacea, the poor thing has a damaged left wing...

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:47 pm

Pine, MWP fauna section is quite advanced and not bad for the common creatures.

http://www.maltawildplants.com/WildNature.php

For the bees, select hymenoptera from the list, and you will get only the bees and wasps, of which your specimen would have been easily identified.

http://www.maltawildplants.com/!gfx/Nat ... 20violacea

PS - The image was used in a journal in UK called Urbio
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Post by RB » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:20 am

Quite common actually Pine, sure you must have seen this around plenty of times.

I think they choose holes in things to make their whatever-one-would-call-something-in-a-hole-other-than-a-hive.

At least I often note them showing great interest in narrow steel pipes stuck in walls that happen to be supporting shelving in the yard. Unless, like Weber and his sausage tree flowers, they have more devious intentions :-D

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Post by IL-PINE » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:53 am

kif tridni narafa jekk fuq il-fauna section kulur isfar?

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:43 am

Give it a brush :-)
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Post by D. Cilia » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:27 pm

MWP admin wrote:Give it a brush :-)
hahaha :-D

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