- Any of numerous solitary bees of this household Apidae that bore tunnels into timber to lay their particular eggs.
- a big hymenopterous pest for the genus Xylocopa; -- so-called given that it constructs its nest by gnawing long galleries in noise wood. The most popular US species is Xylocopa Virginica.
- the most popular title associated with various species of hymenopterous pests of this genus Xylocopa.
- large individual bee that lays eggs in tunnels bored into lumber or plant stems
Hypernym for "carpenter bee"
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