22 April 2013

Monday macrobug: Carpenter bee

Posted by Callan Bentley

These guys are the bane of my existence lately. Now that the ladybugs are gone, we’ve got a dozen carpenter bees orbiting the house, seeking an opportunity to drill holes in it. Here’s one after an encounter with a tennis racket I keep on the porch expressly for the purpose of controlling their population:

Look at those amazing eyes!

Ventral view, rotated to make it look like he’s flying above us: