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When a 'Teddy Bear Bee' Became 'Mr. October'

We usually see male Valley carpenter bees, Xylocopa sonorina, in the spring and summer, but in the fall? On Oct. 17? But there he was, the...

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, engages in nectar robbing by drilling a hole in the corolla of the Mexican petunia to steal the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, engages in nectar robbing by drilling a hole in the corolla of the Mexican petunia to steal the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, engages in nectar robbing by drilling a hole in the corolla of the Mexican petunia to steal the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male Valley carpenter bee, or
This male Valley carpenter bee, or "the teddy bear bee," wiggles to reach the nectar of a Mexican petunia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male Valley carpenter bee, or "the teddy bear bee," wiggles to reach the nectar of a Mexican petunia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, leaves a Mexican petunia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, leaves a Mexican petunia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, leaves a Mexican petunia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 8:37 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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