Xylocopa (Xylocopa) violacea

(L. 1758)

Taxon referenced in page Xylocopa STEP Europe
Author(s) : Terzo & Rasmont
This by far the most common carpenter bee in West-Europe. It is presently clearly expanding its distribution toward the north. Roberts & Peat (2011) observed the species in UK where it is now nesting.
While the species was extremely rare in Belgium twenty years ago, it is now quite common and several nests have been discovered.

Pierre Rasmont



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