Shandrew (shandrew) wrote,

Xylocopa californica

I heard an odd quiet sawing/buzzing sound coming from the middle of our side fence a few days ago. Today I looked again and found the culprit; a 1.5" long (huge!) carpenter bee (I believe this one was Xylocopa californica) that had bored a perfectly round hole into the fence and was happily excavating its way through.

They chomp on the wood and kick the saw dust out the hole. They're not like termites that actually eat and gain nutrition from the wood, and don't do nearly as much damage, but i still had to remove this one and I'll end up filling the hole.

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