Daily Decay (19th June 2018)

Daily Decay (19th June 2018): Giant Honeybee (Apis dorsata) @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

There was a large colony located next to a trail, and due to safety reasons, the hive had to be removed. Pest control was called in, and this was among the many casualties.

Daily Decay (23rd February 2018)

 
Daily Decay (23rd February 2018): Giant Honeybees (Apis dorsata) @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

There was a large colony located next to a trail, and due to safety reasons, the hive had to be removed. Pest control was called in, and these were among the many casualties.
 

Daily Decay (30th January 2018)

Daily Decay (30th January 2018): Giant Honeybee (Apis dorsata) @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

There was a large colony located next to a trail, and due to safety reasons, the hive had to be removed. Pest control was called in, and this was one of the many casualties.

Daily Decay (13th January 2018)

Daily Decay (13th January 2018): Giant Honeybee (Apis dorsata) @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

There was a large colony located next to a trail, and due to safety reasons, the hive had to be removed. Pest control was called in, and this was one of the many casualties.

Blue Carpenter Bee

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Blue Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa caerulea)
Henderson Waves, 3rd January 2018

 

Yellow and Black Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa aestuans) (?)
Seletar West, 4th October 2013

Older sources refer to Xylocopa confusa, a name that is actually a junior synonym for Xylocopa aestuans. Confusingly enough, females of another species of carpenter bee, Xylocopa nigroflavescens, appear nearly identical to those of Xylocopa aestuans except for some minor differences in external morphology. Both species occur in Singapore, and it is difficult to differentiate females of Xylocopa aestuans from Xylocopa nigroflavescens in the field. On the other hand, the males are more readily distinguished.