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070109CPJed_MG_1902 - Female Carpenter Bee on Orphium frutescens, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

A female Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa caffra, approaching an Orphium frutescens flower in summer on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa

Females, Carpenter Bees, Xylocopa caffra, Xylocopa, bees, insects, pollen, pollination, pollinating, buzz-pollination, buzz-pollinating, pollination syndrome, Gentianaceae, Sea Lavender, Orphium frutescens, Orphium, Cape Flora, Strandveld flora, plants, flowers, shrubs, Cape Peninsula, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa

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