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Carpenter Bees in Houston Carpenter Bee Solution >>
They use wood bits to form partitions between the cells in the nest. A few species in the Houston area bore holes in wood dwellings.
Carpenter bees can be important pollinators on open-faced flowers, even obligate pollinators on some, such as the Maypop (Passiflora incarnata), though many species are also known to "rob" nectar by slitting the sides of flowers with deep corollas.
The provision masses of some species are among the most complex in shape of any group of bees;
Whereas most bees fill their brood cells with a soupy mass, and others form simple spheroidal pollen masses, Xylocopa form elongate and carefully sculpted masses that have several projections which keep the bulk of the mass from coming into contact with the cell walls, sometimes resembling an irregular caltrop.
The eggs are very large relative to the size of the female, and are some of the largest eggs among all insects.
Carpenter bees are sometimes confused with Bumble Bees.
Carpenter bees can do substantial wood damage if allowed to continue to mine out their extensive nesting galleries.
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