Xylocopa violacea (Linnaeus,1758)

Description and notes

BWARS has not yet produced an account for this species.

Read about recent records of this species in Britain here.

We anticipate completing the process of producing accounts for all British and Irish species by around 2014. Meanwhile, on this page you can find at least a provisional distribution map, any images BWARS has procured for the species and a list of known synonyms (names previously applied to this species). The work of mapping aculeate Hymenoptera, plus describing their life histories, is the major activity that BWARS undertakes. Should you have an interest in recording and studying aculeates, you may like to consider joining BWARS and supporting our activities, by making records of species in areas you visit. To complete species accounts, BWARS runs provisional maps and profiles in its newsletters. This is accompanied by a call for records to supplement any already held by the society. The account and map is revised according to any new data that is received. This is then published in an atlas, which contains fifty - sixty species accounts. Copies of the atlases are available from BWARS. If we have no images for this species, and you can contribute some, please do contact BWARS.

  Pre 1980   1980-99   2000 and later

The following datasets are included:

  • Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society - Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society - Trial Dataset