malecarp

I’ve gotten so used to seeing the black carpenter bees that buzz around the house (one’s even dug a home out of an old log in the northside garden) that when Ranger pointed out this poor dead magnificent monster (at 25mm it’s practically three times a typical honeybee) on the patio this morning, I had no idea it was a male carpenter bee until the good folks at bugguide.net clued me in.