Male may hover in front of one’s face, but don’t have stinger & hovering is merely for show. Female carpenter bees do have a potent stinger, but its rarely used. 31 more words
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Cornwall to Kent, and north to Westmorland and North-east Yorkshire.
Overseas found in much of Europe (including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Malta, Cyprus); the Middle East (Syria, Jordan, Israel, Turkey) and north Africa (Tunisia, Morocco).
In a single colony of P. fuscatus, there are often multiple groups of wasps led by cooperating queens. By constantly battling each other, the queens set up a power structure in the colony, determining food distribution, work assignments and reproductive privileges. 273 more words