Violet carpenter bees, Exeter

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Violet carpenter bees, Exeter
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Hello, hope everyone has had a good field season

I've been forwarded photos, and just yesterday two specimens, of Violet carpenter bee, from allotments on the edge of Exeter. I'm assuming X violacea. Does anyone know of any other UK records this year?

The allotment holder reported the bee buzzing around her allotment throughout July. The two specimens found yesterday were picked up from her garden nearby. If the record is of general interest I can find out some more details.