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Australian Carpenter Bees
Egg Size

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X. aeratus life cycle
X. bombylans life cycle
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Egg data is not in depth as most eggs are fragile and
    squashed during field collection
 
X. aeratus:
    the one egg that was measured was 12.2 mm long
   
    the mean weight of a cell containing eggs to small
    larvae was 0.44g (ranged from 0.33 to 0.52g)
 
X. bombylans
    the mean egg length was 9.83 mm (ranged from 8
    to 12mm).
 
    the mean weight of a cell containing eggs to small
    larvae 0.39g (ranged from 0.25 to 0.70g)