carpenter bee definition

  • noun:
    • 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

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