XYLOCOPA CAERULEA, THE BLUE CARPENTER BEE….

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Xylocopa caerulea, the Blue Carpenter Bee. Xylocopa caerulea is a relatively large species, reaching an average size of 23 millimetres (0.91 in). The thorax region of these insects are covered with light blue hairs, giving it a striking blue colour. The sides of the abdomen and first abdominal segments are also covered by similar, albeit a finer and thinner coat of blue hairs. This species is widely distributed in Southeast Asia, India and Southern China