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Australian Carpenter Bees
Xanthorrhoea Flower

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The dead flower scapes of the Xanthorrhoea is
    another nesting site.
 
Many of the flowers were found with starter
    entrances, suggesting that the bees could have
    been examining the scape for suitability.
 
Active nests were found to be not obviously decaying
    and no other holes were present (as from ants).
 
Abandoned nests were found to have decaying
    scapes where the pith could not retain the
    tunnel structure