Carpenter Bee Paperweight
Carpenter Bee Paperweight (Xylocopa iridipennis) was captured in a block of Lucite. A fun learning specimen, this real Carpenter Bee paperweight is 1.8" x 1.2" x 0.8" inch. It makes its nest in an internode of dead bamboo stem. Using its large mandibles it gnaws a hole in the bamboo stem and then makes its small nest in the hollow.