Carpenter Bee - chews inch holes in wood rafters and beams weakening them. Spray in holes and drive HARDWOOD dowels to prevent young from escaping eggs have been laid. Check with local Extension Service for more info.
Carpenter Bee by Jean Marie Mouveroux Xylocopa violacea readily identified by its color. Carpenters bees are about 25 mm, glossy black all over, with sparse black hairs. Taken at Le Perreux sur Marne, Ile-de-France, France.
Xylocopa caerulea, the Blue Carpenter Bee. Xylocopa caerulea is a relatively large species, reaching an average size of 23 millimetres in). The thorax region of these insects are covered with light blue hairs, giving it a striking blue colour.