Video of an Eastern Cicada Killer tending the entrance to her nest alongside my driveway.
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Rather than entering the Hosta flower from the front, and pollinating it, this Common Eastern Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa virginica, pierces the base of the flower to reach the nectaries more directly, bypassing pollination.
Large (< dozen individuals) nesting aggregation in the front yard of a neighbor.
Observed in a neighbor's front yard, aka CK Central
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