Xylocopa (Xylocopa) violacea | Violet Carpenter Bee
Not evaluated - first recorded in 2007
- Distinctive large black bee with dark wings
- Expected to become more common in Ireland with changes in the climate
Only Irish record is from Waterford City in 2007.
Cavity nesting (wood)
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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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.