Taxonomy

Xylocopa (Xylocopa) violacea | Violet Carpenter Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not evaluated - first recorded in 2007

Species Biology

Identification

  • Distinctive large black bee with dark wings
  • Expected to become more common in Ireland with changes in the climate

Habitat

Only Irish record is from Waterford City in 2007. 

Flight period

July

Nesting biology

Cavity nesting (wood)

Flowers visited

Polylectic

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Europe

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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References

Publications

Conservation status: FitzPatrick Ú., Murray T.E., Byrne A., Paxton R.J., Brown M.J.F. (2006) Regional Red List of Irish Bees, Publ. Rep. to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists

Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.

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