oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Biology and behaviour of Carpenter bees in southern Africa

Volume 37, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



In southern Africa there are some 30 species belonging to a single genus Xylocopa Latreille. The most important features of nesting woods used by carpenter bees are hardness and texture, botanical affinities being of little importance except for a few very specialised species.

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