Friday, May 31, 2013

Corralitas Drive: A Really Big Bee

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 16, 2013.  The dogs found a really big dead bee in the yard.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 16, 2013.  The wings were iridescent rust and gold.  The body was quite large and black.  It seemed to be covered in yellow pollen.  Perhaps it overdosed on pollen. 

I want to say it's a type of Carpenter Bee, but there are just too many pages of bees to wade through on BugGuide