Scientific Name: Xylocopa sp.
Size: Large, 13 -30mm, (0.5 – 1.25 in)*
Nest: Excavated with mandibles in wood, plant stems*
Nest Lining: Sawdust (plant stems)*
Active: Mid-summer -fall*
Color and Appearance: Black with yellow hairs, bumble bee-like, robust, hairy thorax, shiny black abdomen*
Pollen Collection: Scopae hind legs*
Flight Distance: ~ 1 mile, 1.6 km*
*From Heather Holm, Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants. Minetonka: Pollination Press, LLC, 2014., p. 267.