Appearance: Large, about one inch, resemble bumble-bees;
some species may have a blue-black, green or purple metallic sheen;no hair on abdomen.
Habits:Often burrow into the exposed, unfinished dry wood of buildings,
telephone poles, fence posts and bridges. Not social insects,although individuals may establish nearby burrows.
Diet:Pollen and nectar.
Reproduction: Mature from egg to adult in 84 to 99 days. Female furnishes nest with ‘bee bread’ a mixture
of pollen and regurgitated nectar, and lays an egg on top of it.
Other Information:Over a period of time, can damage wood.
Do not sting; make loud buzzing noise when flying.
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