Up close and personal with this Broad-handed Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes) at Pulau Ubin, Singapore, on 26 Oct 2019. It kept returning to this perch so only some patient waiting was needed to get the shots.

A large solitary bee, it isn't aggressive and as long as you don't threaten it (like waving and attempting to smack it), it will rather just fly around you.

On iNaturalist [ ].

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